Battle Axes 

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Canaanite Fenustrated Axe Head
Canaanite Fenustrated Axe Head
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Egyptian Bronze Battle Axe
Egyptian Bronze Battle Axe
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Stone Axe Moulds
Stone Axe Moulds
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Battle Axe
Battle Axe
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Bronze Battle Axe
Bronze Battle Axe
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Canaanite Fenustrated Axe Head
Canaanite Fenustrated Axe Head

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Canaanite ‘Fenestrated’ Axe Heads

 

Date: 2400 – 2000 BC.

Place: Levant

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

Egyptian Bronze Battle Axe
Egyptian Bronze Battle Axe

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Egyptian Bronze Axe Head

 

Date: 1700 – 1550 BC. Second Intermediate Period

Place: Diospolis Parva, Egypt

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

Battle Axe Mould
Battle Axe Mould

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Stone Axe Moulds

 

Date: Late Bronze Age.

Place: Anatolia (Turkey)

 

 

Photographed at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

Battle Axe
Battle Axe

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Bronze Battle Axe

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Persian - Luristan.

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, Boston, USA.

 

 

Axes like this were used in battle to pierce the armour of an enemy. Following the invention of the helmet, spikes like the four on this axe (now blunt) were added to pierce the helmet. The axe blade was used to cut through the other armour.

Bronze Battle Axe
Bronze Battle Axe

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Persian Bronze Battle Axe

 

Date: approx 800 BC.

Place: Persian

 

Photographed at Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

Axes like this were used in battle to pierce the armour of an enemy. Following the invention of the helmet, spikes like the four on this axe (now blunt) were added to pierce the helmet. The axe blade was used to cut through the other armour.

Bronze Battle Axe
Bronze Battle Axe

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Battle Axe

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.