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Battle Axes 

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Canaanite ‘Fenestrated’ Axe Heads

 

Date: 2400 – 2000 BC.

Place: Levant

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

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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. 

 

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Stone Axe Moulds

 

Date: Late Bronze Age.

Place: Anatolia (Turkey)

 

 

Photographed at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Battle Axe

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.