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Military Technology


Ian Shaw looks at cutting edge military technology of the last bronze age in the ancient Near East. The two main technological drivers during this period were the chariot and the composite bow.

Introduction of these two items triggered an ‘arms race’ in which new technology was created to compliment these two inventions and also to counter the effectiveness of the new vehicle and weapon.

In the upcoming step you will have the opportunity to compare modern technological advances with those of the ancient Near East.

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Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East

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