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"Persian mail and plate armor for horse and cavalry soldier, dating from 1450, this type of armor became the standard type of equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art."


Reconstruction of The Artaxiad Heavy Cavalry by Arman Avakan. Armenian Ayrudzi Cataphract (disambiguation: Ayr – u – Dzi; Man – and – Horse). The Artaxiad Heavy Cavalry. Artaxiad Dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Greater Armenia from the Second Century BC to the First Century AD. King Tigran the Great’s best military asset was the Ayrudzi Cavalry which was noted in several primary sources; Strabo 64/63 BC – ca. 24 AD (Artaxiad period) said: “Artavasdes (king of the Armenians), at the time when…


Nero (Latin: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus;[2] 15 December 37 – 9 June 68)[3] was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius' death.


Robert Downey Jr attempts to teach a valuable life lesson with a Loki & Tony Stark image, prompts discussion of unfortunate technical issues. AKA the best Facebook response ever.