Viking Era

Viking warfare – weapons – 5/

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Survey of weapons used by Vikings and their opponents is described in Norse Warfare: A Portrayal of Combat, Raids, and Plunder in the Viking Age by Martina Sprague. This is a continuation of a series of posts describing various aspects of warfare in the Viking era explained in the book. Offensive weapons Book provides interesting […]

Egypt

Cost of Egyptian chariot

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What was the cost of an Egyptian chariot back in around 1500 BC? That was the state of the art offensive weapon at the time. In Warfare in the Ancient World, Brian Todd Carey gives some hints, which raised my curiosity. Update, other discussion: A few indicators for King Solomon’s wealth; part 1 The Sumerians developed […]