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Mercenaries and military history

By |2018-04-20T08:25:06+00:00September 20th, 2017|War|

Nubian archers in the Middle Kingdom (from the Nubian museum in Aswan, Egypt). About 2000 BC. Mercenaries (MURR-sinn-air-eez) are paid volunteer soldiers: they are soldiers who are fighting as a job, not in order to save their country or for the glory of God. They only fight if they are paid, or for the [...]

Third Intermediate Period: Ancient Egypt

By |2018-05-08T15:37:32+00:00June 17th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|

Philistines on the Egyptian temple at Medinet Habu After the death of the last Ramses in 1085 BC, Egypt fell apart. Nobody knows exactly why, but there may have been a serious drought. The Hittite and Mycenaean cultures collapsed at the same time, and various people from that area invaded Egypt, where they [...]