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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Ancient Korean scale armor found Reply with quote
Granted, this was in Korea, but it is likely of interest to anyone studying the evolution of armor in Japan (or East Asia in general).

http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2907709

According to the article, it is the first time such an armor has been found on the penninsula--I know we see similar things in China and Japan, but this may help bridge the gap a bit between the two. Also, it appears to be in pretty good shape, all things considered.

Unfortunately, they say it will take about 5 to 10 years before it is put on display.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Extremely interesting article, Josh. Thanks for sharing that. They have some very interesting replica Japanese armor from the same time period on display in the Azuchi Museum of History, which is similar to the armor from the continent. Fascinating stuff!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks Josh. Most appreciated.
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