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Ever wondered how people slept when they traveled in the 16th century? So did we! See what we found!
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in Objects Arquebus/ Gun

The gun that was used during the Coronado expedition by the soldiers, this certain weapon had two different firing systems. Summary The weapon was used in longer range combat by foot soldiers against hostile enemies on the expedition. This item was brought by the Spaniards to Mexico. This gun had two different firing methods. The...
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in Objects Obsidian Edge Sword

The obsidian edge sword was a weapon used mostly by the Indian people during the Coronado expedition. Summery The sword was known to be very effective in close combat due to the razor sharp blades on each side. It was used whenever combat had risen on their expedition against the other people they came across....
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The antependium/altar frontal is a decorative textile that covers the front of the altar during Catholic Mass. The example in the featured photo (above) is embroidered with gold, silver, silver-gilt and silk threads on applied pieces of silk. Scenes of the Baptism of Christ by St John and the Virgin and Child with the infant...
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The chasuble is part of the vestments worn by clergy during Mass. The chasuble is a square or circular piece of cloth with a hole in the center where one slips the garment over one’s head to wear it. The garment requires a blessing by a priest before serving as an outer vestment worn to...
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in Objects Tack Up for a Horse

Summary As a part of the game, the player is tasked to tack up his horse to earn experience points. On the way to the barn, we get a glimpse of the army and Indian camps and how differently they are supplied. We see the locations and different roles of Europeans of various ranks, African...
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Saddles and bridles allow a rider to more easily mount, stay securely seated, and control the horse. They may also be decorative, especially in parades or for nobility, or they may be armor-reinforced for battle. The bridle consists of straps that usually hold a metal bit in the horse’s mouth, resting in the natural gap...
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Official documents, historical artwork, the fossil record, and the reaction of the encountered indigenous peoples confirm that Columbus and the 16th century Spanish explorers brought the first horses to the Americas since the Ice Age. The first of these came on Columbus’ second voyage in 1493. Once here, the Spanish established breeding operations to supply...
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