By Terence Wise
This article via Terence clever explores a few of the interesting peoples who comprised the traditional armies of the center East: the Sumerians, who have been the 1st to introduce using bronze into war, and have been centuries sooner than the Egyptians within the use of the wheel – The Akkadians, whose citizen military was once composed nearly totally of sunshine troops – The Babylonians, whose humans have been granted land in go back for military provider – the horned warriors of the Elamites – the Egyptians, with thier heavy spearmen and archers – the tribal and warlike Libyans – Nubians and Ethiopians – Hyksos – the armies of the Hittite Empire – the ocean humans and others.
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