German, 1550.

The collection covers the historical and technical development of weapons from the stone, bronze and iron ages up to the firearms period with examples of weapons of war, tournaments, hunting and self-defense.The collection aims to show how "war changes the history, and arms change the war."
Clockwise from top:
Shield. India, 19th c. ; Officer's armor. Chinese, Ching Dynasty, 19th c. ; Cannons. China, 1689. ; Rifles. Dutch, 1640. ; Display of 17th and 18th century European Weapons.
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