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800-Year-Old Medieval Chain Mail Vest From Norman Period Discovered in Longford, Ireland

The Epoch TimesBy Michael Wing

August 27, 2021 Updated: August 27, 2021


A link to Ireland’s medieval past was located in a shed after a chance encounter during Granard’s Heritage Week this summer.

That find consisted of an authentic, stunningly well-preserved 800-year-old chain male vest—called a hauberk—discovered fully intact.

Bartle D’Arcy, general manager of local heritage center Granard Knights & Conquests, was wearing a replica hauberk mid-August when some locals approached him and said they had one just like it in their shed.

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