Roman soldiers of the imperial era were known for wearing protective armours which consisted of several steel segments fastened usually with leather straps and therefore they called it Lorica segmentata – segmented cuirass. Provided excellent protection this simple construction could be made fast and easily and it also enabled considerable flexibility and freedom of the user’s moves. The archaeologists found that more versions of this armour existed.
The Vikings were Germanic tribes based in northern Europe, the ancestors of present day Norwegians, Swedes and Danes. In early medieval times they became known as severe and feared warriors who savagely fought in many victorious campaigns spreading from Britain to Italy or even Ukraine. Weapons played important role in lives of the Norse people who had combat in their blood and sometimes did not hesitate to brawl like wild animals for respect and glory.
Wearing a nice piece of jewellery never went out of fashion. However, in medieval Europe the jewellery fulfilled more functions than it usually does now. For instance it could hold clothing together like an ancient safety spin. And the heads of states – how incomplete would they look without their crown and sceptre? No matter how rich or powerful they were, people felt safer against evil powers when they were armed with particular talisman and so on.
Motto: Not even the best and most expensive samurai sword is indestructible.