THE ART(WORK) OF WAR: WARRIORS OF THE PHARAOH

1 pharaoh at war

Much of our perception of history is influenced by the artists who have drawn and painted scenes from out of the past. This is the start of a series in which we will look at historical armies and warriors through the images artists have given us.

Our knowledge of the warriors of the Pharaoh comes, in large part, from their own artistic renderings.

Here the Pharaoh Thutmose III is depicted in ancient Egyptian art; leading his soldiers against the Canaanite fortress of Megiddo. Atop his head is the Khepresh, the Blue War Crown worn by the Pharaohs in battle. Thutmose rides the light, two-horse Egyptian chariot; a platform for mobile archery.

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