- Feb 2011
- Kitchener. Ont.
Which reliefs are you talking about?............ and what? did the Egyptians ever depict Semites wearing head gear like that at any other point in history? no! ....
It might have escaped your attention but there are very few reliefs from any period that shows foreign warriors in combat.
Where are the reliefs of Thutmosis I, or Thut III, or Amenhotep II, III for that matter. Where are the reliefs of Shoshenk I.
Seti I, Ram II & Ram III provide the most examples of foreign warriors in combat, or as captives.
Ramesses II showed Asiatic warriors in horned helmets in the battle at Depur.
I think you would do better to leave those fabricated hypothetical sketches alone and do some real research.these depictions are distinctly different as are the feathered helmet variety however both horned and feathered can and are found in Mycenean and Agean style head wear.
Your boring mate, that Helmet is typical of the flamboyant bronze helmets of the Greeks.
Sanders looked into this issue back in the 1970's, she wrote:
"Horned helmets were alien to the Aegean and for some time longer to Europe also, but they were indigenous to Mesopotamia, Anatolia and the Levant. Over this whole region bulls horns, worn on a tiara or helmet were the mark of divinity."
The Sea Peoples, N. K. Sandars, page 106, 1985.
Does this example look familiar?
It's Naram Sin, 3rd millennium BC.
You have some serious reading to do.No Semite wore horned helmets, not the Assyrians, not the Babylonians, not the Arabs, not the Yemeni, not the Levant arabs, none of them ..........
How many horned helmets have been dug up in Greece or Crete from the 2nd millennium?