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Egyptian Sling Article Available
May 3rd, 2019 at 5:52pm
 
Some of you who have an interest in ancient slings will probably be familiar with the sling found during the Kahun excavations, currently in the collections of the Petrie Museum:

http://petriecat.museums.ucl.ac.uk/wwwopac/wwwopac.exe?thumbnail=../object_image...

The reproduction of this sling by E. Martin Burgess has been commented on in this forum before, and the article he wrote may be of interest to anyone who likes reconstructing ancient slings. It was published in the Journal of the Arms and Armour Society in 1958. I have a copy of it myself, which I obtained after browsing online used book stores faithfully for over a year, but if anyone else is interested in it, I found another copy available here:

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30250849626&searchurl=tn%3Djou...

You do have to buy the whole 2nd volume of the journal, so it may not be worth it, but it is a very hard to find article. I will say that Burgess' method isn't simple or very easy, and comparing photos of his sling with the original gives me some questions as to whether he was 100% correct, but overall he did a good job, and his article is one of the few published works available on ancient slings.

Anyway, if you like historical slings, you might check this out.

-Timothy Potter

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