While helmets provide little protection in a serious fall, they're a must to shield you from junk dropped or dislodged from above you.
All persons using the bottom of the gorge or actually climbing must use helmets and crampons.
The bikers wore helmets and most were in a low tuck position, making it difficult to get an identifying look at them.
Veritable helmets of metal, such as Herodotus ascribes to Assyrians and Chalybians (vii.
63, 76), and metal armour, though known farther west, scarcely appear in old oriental costume, and the passage which attributes bronze helmets and coats of mail to the Philistine Goliath and the Israelite il Saul cannot be held (on other grounds) to be necessarily reliable for the middle or close of the Iith century (1 Sam.
The sculptures of Sennacherib show the bare-headed and bare-footed suppliants of Lachish meanly clad before Sennacherib (Ball, p. 192, contrast the warriors with caps and helmets, ib.
Heuzey has pointed out, to one carried by the chief of an Asiatic tribe in a tomb of the 12th dynasty at Beni-Hasan in Egypt), while his kilted followers with helmets on their heads and lances in their hands march behind him.
They disdained the use of helmets and coats of mail, and protected themselves only with, shields.
Gold and silver had been applied to the adornment of helmets and breastplates from the 7th century, but it was in the 12th century that the decoration reached the high degree of elaboration shown us in the armour of the Japanese Bayard, Yoshitsune, which is still preserved at Kasuga, Nara.
The MiyOchins, a line that claimed ancestry from the 7th century, were at the head of their calling, and their work in iron breastplates and helmets, chiefly in repouss, is still un- ~ d rivalled.
The common soldiers went into battle brilliant in savage war-paint, but those of higher rank had helmets like birds and beasts of prey, armour of gold and silver, wooden greaves, and especially the ichcapilli, the quilted cotton tunic two fingers thick, so serviceable as a protection from arrows that the Spanish invaders were glad to adopt it.
Swords, helmets and coats of mail, he says, were seldom to be seen; in general they were armed only with huge shields, unwieldy spears and darts.
They wore brazen helmets with purple crests, and rough-haired black cloaks, in which they slept on the bare ground.
The Sherden had been in the armies of Rameses II., and are distinguished by their remarkable helmets and apparently body armour of metal.
There is first the preparation of the pile, which is hung round with helmets, shields and coats of mail.
He had dreamed that he and Uncle Pierre, wearing helmets such as were depicted in his Plutarch, were leading a huge army.