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Sicilian Saracen Archers by wraithdt Sicilian Saracen Archers by wraithdt
Muslims of Sicily served as superb archers under the Normans and went to war with them.

The island of Sicily was at one point prior to the 11th century, under control of Muslims, who conquered it from the Eastern Romans (Byzantines). Eventually they were conquered by the Normans but many remained in Sicily, living and serving under their Christian rulers, which made the island kingdom a melting-pot of eastern and western cultures.

This illustration was done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a Dutch publication. You can check it out and subscribe here >> [link]
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HamzaRasol Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I just can't believe the superb skill and quality you are putting in your work,specially this one!
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Alfrov Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Great work !
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Mumatil Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
What kind of helmet is the lower fellow wearing?  I just like the curve it has at the point, did it serve any pactical application or was it just for aesthetics?
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EternalWanderer9001 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I think I am falling in love with you. Superb drawing. Reminds of Angus Mcbride of Osprey.Especealy since you cover a lot of forgotten glory.
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TuckerRose Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Incredible absolutely stunning
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
The details of the armor and clothing are amazing. Excellent work :D
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saudi6666 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Hello
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awesome. I love the Norman swords on thier hips. Nice touch. :)
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Shinzhon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I've always thought that as Sicily and southern Italy had always been christian (with Messina and all x)) but I was wrong... It's never late to learn ! And with a wonderful illustration to explain, what more can I ask ? :)
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Nawaf-Alhmeli Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job. :clap:
One thing though, Arabian swords are curved. Always.
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