Salvage ethnography/anthropology/pictures of shit you wouldn't think there'd be pictures of
Videos and artifacts welcome as well. I find looking at pictures like these gives a sense of truth and grit that no recreation, movie, or reenactment can achieve.
Tribal stuff can count also, but don't overdo it.
Chainmail was used in the caucuses until fairly recently. who would have thought?
As for artifacts, stuff like this. Only complete roman shield ever found
Kind of fits in the category, a Puffin hunter from the Faroe Islands..
And my last, Ainus from Japan, the Aborigens from there.
I feel like this guy is a sword away from looking like an authentic viking. aside from the teepee.
Here, approach ! Approach and come to see...
The fattest Belgian soldier !
it makes sense, considering the geography and the warfare based on such geography, also as you can see in the picture they were using flintlocks, even the empires at the time only had breech loaders. I would assume they used a lot of ambush tactics in the mountainous terrain, which would end up in some melee combat, also considering the reloading time capability with the guns they had. They were just too isolated to get better shit, and the russians fucked they shit on nigga.
>UK BTFO by John Gout
No wonder they've already surrender their homeland.
>At the time of Lambert's return to Leicester, his weight began to increase steadily, even though he was athletically active and, by his own account, abstained from drinking alcohol and did not eat unusual amounts of food.
You bet good money then.
Cunts wearing armor and pretending to be samurai were mostly normies put in costume armor by photostudios to sell to Whitey Tourists.
Because the real Japanese military abandoned armor and opted for uniform usage due to 1) bigger Japanese military 2) Nobody knew how to make functional armor anymore, 3) Improved firearms.
Pic related. Meiji Japan's greatest photographer doing exactly what I just said.
Onas, native people from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina/Chile during a ritual
They even wore it during in the early 1900's
pic of an aceh warrior, these guys resisted the the dutch up until 19th century with ottoman guns and cannons
Siam was the last place in the world to stop using elephants in warfare (as opposed to being used for transport). This is probably from among the last generations of them.
There were some Frence villages that still practiced skull-flattening in the early 20th century, though apparently it was done accidentally.
A Dayak headhunter from Borneo. Headhunting was widespread among the less Indianized/Islamized Austronesians well into the colonial era.
On the bottom right is a 'living tomb', where a Buddhist monk has sealed himself alive inside a small structure and lives off only what people donate to him. As far as I know he stays there until he dies.
Ethiopian diplomats in Japan during the 30s. The two countries got along before the Italian invasion.
No idea, maybe there's a chute or something. Some of them take it even further; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokushinbutsu
I don't know if this really counts since it's not an old photo, but whatever.
An Inca mummy found on top of a mountain. Girls like this were basically the Inca version of the Vestal Virgins, and were occasionally sacrificed on mountains like this one.
Cavalry charge training 1938
There are fucking pictures of the crimean war...
Sergeant Taria, Grenadier of the French Imperial Guard 1809-1815. A veteran of the Napoleonic Wars and survivor of the Russian campaign. This photo was taken in 1858, when he was at least 70 years old.
He wears the Saint Helena medal, which was created in August 1857 by Napoleon III and was awarded to the soldiers still living in 1857, who had fought with Napoleon I during the 1792-1815 war, as promised by emperor Napoleon in his will. All beneficiaries had to prove they belonged to the Grande Armée in the period between 1792 and 1815.
Another Napoleonic Veteran - Monsieur Verlinde of the 2nd Lancers, 1815
Lancer Verlinde of the 2e régiment de chevau-légers lanciers de la Garde Impériale (Lighthorse-Lancers of the French Imperial Guard). This was one of fifteen photos taken of 'La Grande Armée' in 1858.
Napoléon Bonaparte's final defeat was the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Even after his death in 1821, the surviving soldiers of Grande Armée revered his historic leadership. Each year on May 5, the anniversary of Napoléon's death, the veterans marched to Paris' Place Vendôme in full uniform to pay respects to their emperor.
These photographs were taken on one of these occasions, possibly in 1858. All the men — at this time in their 70s and 80s — are wearing the Saint Helena medals, issued in August 1857 to all veterans of the wars of the revolution and the empire.
These are the only surviving images of veterans of the Grande Armée and the Guard actually wearing their original uniforms and insignia.
Pipe-Major John Macdonald, 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, 1856.
In July 1856, at the Crimean War's end, troops gathered in Aldershot for a London victory parade. Macdonald was among the soldiers photographed in Aldershot by Robert Howlett and Joseph Cundall for their series of portraits entitled 'Crimean Heroes 1856'.
Captain Robert Campbell Cuninghame, 1st.Battalion, 42nd.(Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot. c.1855
Seen here in a camp in the area of Balaklava. He would be awarded the Crimean War Medal with clasps for Alma, Balaklava and Sebastopol.
He was promoted to Ensign on 29th August 1846, Lieutenant on 6th July 1849 and Captain on 2nd December 1854.
He contracted a fever in the trenches at Sebastopol and died in the Royal Naval Hospital in Malta on 5th September 1855.
Colour Sergeant William Gardner (aged 35), 42nd. Royal Highland Regiment of Foot (Black Watch) 1856. He wears the Crimea Medal (1854-56) and Turkish Crimea Medal (1855-56).
Two years later during the Indian Mutiny he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 5th May 1858.
"For his conspicuous and gallant conduct on the morning of the 5th of May last, in having saved the life of Lieutenant-Colonel Cameron, his Commanding Officer, who during the Action at Bareilly on that day, had been knocked from his horse, when three Fanatics rushed upon him. Colour-Sergeant Gardner ran out, and in a moment bayonetted two of them, and was in the act of attacking the third, when he was shot down by another soldier of the Regiment."
( Letter from Captain Macpherson, 42nd Regiment, to Lieutenant-Colonel Cameron, Commanding of that Regiment ).
Born 3/3/1821 in Nemphlar, Lanarkshire - Died 24/10/1897
Sergeant Major James Beardsley, 'C' troop of the Royal Horse Artillery in Aldershot, Hampshire - July 1856 (Photograph by Robert Howlett and Joseph Cundall)
French soldiers on leave having a drink at the 'A la Ville d'Epinal' restaurant in the Rue Alsace, Paris.
(Published in the "Excelsior" newspaper on Thursday 30th July 1914, four days before Germany declared war on France.
Colour Sergeant William McGregor (Regimental Nº 2404), 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, July 1856. He was wounded during the Battle at the River Alma on 20th September 1854 and wears both the British Crimea and the Order of the Medjidie Turkish medals.
At the Crimean War's end, troops gathered in Aldershot for a London victory parade. Mcgregor was among the soldiers photographed in Aldershot by Robert Howlett and Joseph Cundall for their series of portraits entitled 'Crimean Heroes 1856'. (IWM Q 71634)
I cant even explain how i feel seeing this pictures, especially in colour
They are classed as immortal
Basically they end up slowly starved into a coma
With nothing in their guts when they die they naturally mummify but according to Buddhism they are alive but meditating
There was a bunch recently found in Nepal or Tibet from some bbc article I read
Now for some artefacts
Napoleon's three chamber box lock pistol.
Roman slave collar with inscription "I have fled, hold me; when you bring me back to my master Zoninus you receive a solidus [gold coin]", 4th century AD
Ancient Roman helmet worn by the elite Roman cavalry (equites Romani). 1st century AD
Sword of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, 1496
Cuirass holed by a canonball at Waterloo Battle.
Is anyone here ?
The Horned Helmet of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, 1514
The Lloyds Bank coprolite is a 7 inch fossilized piece of human feces dug up from a Viking archaeological site at Coppergate, York, England. The diet of whoever passed it consisted of meat and bread, and he had a severe case of intestinal worms. The piece contained many eggs of maw-worm and whipworm.
Yes, this a turd. Not joking.
Helmet of James I of Aragon (Spain), 13th century.
Harquebusier's Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706)
The gold plating was patterned, too. It would have looked sensational when it was first worn.
Paintings of human hands made 7300 BC. Cueva de las Manos, Argentina
Hidden message from Soviet slaves, 1954
The messages reads:
'This message was immured on 15 March 1954. There was no cheers from crowds and no orchestra as it was happening.
'But it will tell our descendants that this theatre was built not with the forces of Komsomol (Young Communist) brigades - as they will be claiming - but on the blood and bones of prisoners, the slaves of the 20th century.
'Hello, future generation! And may your era have no slavery and no humiliation of man by man.
'Cheers from us,
'Prisoners I.L.Kozhin, P.G.Sharipov, U.N.Nigmatulin'.
Alright, last picture.
Kinda tired of posting.
Armor piercing shell from a 17-pdr gun embedded in a section of armor from a Tiger I tank
Still got nothing on their current health minister
just make a new fucking thread for artifacts instead of going off topic you dweeb
This one's going to hit its image limit soon if you keep that up.