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Egyptian chariot

At the beginning of the New Kingdom around 1550 BC, there was a new military restructuring in Egypt. After the former occupiers, the Hyksos were expelled, the Egyptians took over the chariot technology of the enemy, but changed them to their means. The Egyptian chariots were made of wood and leather and were designed by the...
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Assyrian conquests

With their fearsome and formidable army, the Assyrians had created a tool for their conquest campaigns that had not been there before. In addition, the Assyrians for the first time integrated the systematic exploitation of the defeated to maintain their own armed forces. Rulers like Tiglatpileser III. or Assurbanipal II. were particularly prominent exporters of...
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Sumer and Egypt

The first historically documented wars between organized forces took place around the year 3000 to 2500 BC between the Sumerian city-states in today's area around Israel, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Even the largest of these states could set up a small army only for short campaigns to go to war. The armies were composed for the...
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