Golden Mummies : Helmet

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This hollow copper alloy object likely acted as protection for the head during battle.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>In 664 BC, an army led by the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal sacked the city of Thebes in the south of Egypt. Soldiers are often shown in Assyrian reliefs wearing distinctively-shaped pointed helmets. Egyptian excavators working for the archaeologist Flinders Petrie discovered this Assyrian-style helmet on the west bank of Thebes (modern Luxor). Petrie suggested that it could date to that conflict.</p>

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