The new issue of Ancient Warfare magazine just came out and contains an article on the UW-Green Bay Linothorax Project, which confirmed the effectiveness of the lightweight linen armor that gave Alexander the Great’s armies a great military advantage. The article is “Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor,” by Gregory S. Aldrete, alumnus Scott Bartell and Alicia Aldrete. Ancient Warfare is published in the Netherlands and is the most widely read journal on ancient warfare and is especially popular among re-enactors. The magazine’s website is www.karwansaraypublishers.com/cms/karwansaray/ancient-warfare/about.html. Read the Linothorax article.
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