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War Elephant- The Ancient Tank.

War elephants may be divided into two types: those which participate in battles and those used for logistical purposes. These animals were formidable opponents on the battlefield, though they were far from indestructible. Whilst the use of war elephants in battle eventually ceased, they were still used for logistical purposes during war for some time. Continue reading “War Elephant- The Ancient Tank.”

Training And Deployment

The oldest known manual on training horses for chariot warfare was written c. 1350 BC by the Hittie horsemaster, Kikkuli. An ancient manual on the subject of training riding horses, particularly for the Greek Cavalry is Hippike (on horse man ship) written about 360 BC by the Greek cavalry officer Xenophon.. and another early text wasContinue reading “Training And Deployment”

First use of Horses In Ancient Warfare.

The first use of horses in warfare occurred over 5,000 years ago. The earliest evidence of horses ridden in warfare dates from Eurasia between 4000 and 3000 BC. By 1600 BC, improved harness and chariot designs made chariot warfare common throughout the Ancient Near East and the earliest written training manual for war horses was aContinue reading “First use of Horses In Ancient Warfare.”

The First Recorded War In World History.

The first ever battle was fought Sometime between 4000 BCE and 3500 BCE, in the ancient city of Hamoukar. Hamoukar was located near North Eastern Syria. The city was invaded and colonized the by the expanding realm of the Uruks of southern Mesopotamia. Uruks had migrated north along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers out ofContinue reading “The First Recorded War In World History.”