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Old 17th July 2014, 06:03 AM   #302
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Andi posted this historically important Ottoman incendiary arrow:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...0621#post170621

This rare item has been identified as an arrow rather than a crossbow bolt, for the fact that long bows were favorized in Muslim areas, and in the 16th and 17th centuries.
It has been preserved at
the Stadtmuseum of Klosterneuburg (museum of the City of Klosterneuburg) located at the Danube River, near Vienna, Lower Austria)ever since The Second Great Siege of Vienna by the Turks, 14 July through 12 September 1683!

For important contemporary illustrations, see Wikipedia:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/C...e_of_Vienna.png

Please also cf. my thread:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...+Suhl+Austri a


Thanks, Andi,
and best,
Michael
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