Higgins Armory Museum

Solely dedicated to arms and armor

Higgins Museum

Ancient Identities

Ancient Identities: Arms and Adornment in the Age of Bronze and Iron and explore the development of Western Civilization.

Authentic weapons of war and tools of everyday living illustrate the early, difficult days of our culture. Starting 4,000 years ago and leading up to the first century of our modern calendar, these were the days of the god-king Pharaohs, of warrior elites who fought for the immortality of fame, and emperors who oversaw a state religion that spanned the known world. See the world through the eyes of the farmers and fishermen of Egypt’s Nile delta who built the pyramids, the philosophers of Greece, Celtic warriors whose heroes are still part of our culture today, and the citizens of the Roman Empire which laid down the foundations of modern Europe.