These photographs were taken during January 2010 in the Kerak Archaeological Museum. Here is the museum text about the chain mail: "This version of body armour was replaced by a more expensive coat of mail proper (the hauberk). The metal lamellae were replaced by interlaced rings or chains of the mail and became independent of undergarment. The hauberk often had a collar and long sleeves which ended in mittens. The corresponding Muslim armour was lighter and more flexible. The Muslims wore a coat of mail called "Zardiyyeh" which was complimented by stockings and leggings; they also wore a short mail tunic. This was made of either mail proper, metal scales, or small nails attached to a padding of felt."

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