BATTLE OF PHARAOH


A pharaoh rides through the chaos of a battlefield on a chariot with war horses.

The chariot was introduced to Egypt by the Hyksos in the 16th century BC. The Egyptians adopted this new technology, redesigned it and used it to their advantage. A turning point in ancient Egyptian war.

Chariots were like a nuclear weapon. Nothing could match their speed, durability and manoeuvrability. Infantry could be routed easily by a dozen chariots storming through their lines.

Later on, bigger and heavier chariots were perfected. Archers could occupy the deck and reign fire down on the enemy. The best-preserved chariots were found in Tutankhamun’s Tomb - six of them to be exact. All are in perfect condition.

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