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A few pics from London today
May 18th, 2011 at 6:19pm
 

The Lahun sling in the Petrie museum:

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And some sling bullets in the British museum:

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Re: A few pics from London today
Reply #1 - May 18th, 2011 at 6:57pm
 
The Lahun sling looks like it would be a pleasure to use.
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Reply #2 - May 18th, 2011 at 8:05pm
 
If it matters, the bullet saying "DEXA[I]" is prob. not fourth-century BC, but first century BC. (some have been found in a context which is clearly the siege of Athens, 86 BC)
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Reply #3 - May 18th, 2011 at 10:58pm
 
Great pics, Thank you.
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Reply #4 - May 19th, 2011 at 12:11am
 
Great pics indeed!
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Reply #5 - May 19th, 2011 at 4:01am
 
Love it, thanks for posting!
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Reply #6 - May 19th, 2011 at 11:26am
 
Very nice pictures, I like!
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Reply #8 - May 19th, 2011 at 12:58pm
 

Yep, I was just down for a job interview and the Petrie museum and the British museum are close to Euston station.  I stopped by both to kill a couple of hours.
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Reply #9 - May 19th, 2011 at 4:42pm
 
Those are very nice pictures, David, thanks for posting them.

Do you have an estimate of the thickness of the cords on the slings?

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Reply #10 - May 19th, 2011 at 4:52pm
 
I would say 5mm and quite square in cross section. What is interesting is that it is very clearly flat woven whereas the one in Manchester and the ones from Tutankhamen's tomb are cup-woven the way you described. 

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Reply #11 - May 19th, 2011 at 5:25pm
 
David Morningstar wrote on May 19th, 2011 at 4:52pm:
I would say 5mm and quite square in cross section. What is interesting is that it is very clearly flat woven whereas the one in Manchester and the ones from Tutankhamen's tomb are cup-woven the way you described.  



Thanks David!

It has occurred to me, although I haven't taken the time to try it yet, that you could weave that type of flat diamond pouch the same way I weave the Tut pouches, only instead of weaving an hourglass shape you simply weave a diamond. That way you wouldn't have to make a special little diamond peg loom, like the one in the picture. The pouch would be tightened just like a Tut, only it would be a little easier since you wouldn't have to worry about the cup shape.

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Reply #12 - May 20th, 2011 at 1:06pm
 
That's a nice beefy sling, much sturdier than a lot of the other replicas I have seen.
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Reply #13 - May 23rd, 2011 at 9:40am
 
Could someone help me the way the thread is woven around the loom?
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Reply #14 - May 23rd, 2011 at 9:24pm
 
the ancient one was latatvian braid, the repica 6 strand...
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