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Did Alexander the Great wear kevlar-like armor ?

By T.K. Randall
January 17, 2010 · Comment icon 5 comments



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A new study has shown that Alexander the Great may have worn a resilient type of kevlar-like armor known as linothorax.
The armor was made through the process of laminating together layers of linen and could have offered him ideal protection during his campaign to conquer most of the known world over two thousand years ago.
A Kevlar-like armor might have helped Alexander the Great (356323 B.C.) conquer nearly the entirety of the known world in little more than two decades, according to new reconstructive archaeology research.


Source: Discovery News | Comments (5)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Sanderz 13 years ago
Maybe he was from the future?!?!?!?!!! Omg!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Archer1945 13 years ago
Maybe he was from the future?!?!?!?!!! Omg! Then he wasn't alone because the article says deions of this type of armor are common in the literature from the period. It also goes on to say it would be close to impossible to find examples because unlike metal, cloth decays over the years until there is nothing left. What cloth items we do have from that period have been found in places where they were locked away from air; places such as tombs.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ~C.S.M~ 13 years ago
The Linothorax, was not thaaaat good!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Paracelse 13 years ago
For all the good it did to him, dead at 32 from either a virus or ... poison??? (did I said that?)
Comment icon #5 Posted by meankitty 13 years ago
For all the good it did to him, dead at 32 from either a virus or ... poison??? (did I said that?) I thought 32 was pretty old back then.


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