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Ancient Egyptian Warfare

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Why is Alexander the Great considered the most successful military leader of all time? How did the ancient Romans defend such a vast empire? What was life like for a Spartan soldier? How did the ancient Egyptians make their deadly sickle swords? Why did the ancient Persians invent the scythed chariot? Learn the answers to those questions and more in this exciting series about ancient warfare. Stunning primary source images, diagrams, and fascinating facts make ancient history ...

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Overview

Why is Alexander the Great considered the most successful military leader of all time? How did the ancient Romans defend such a vast empire? What was life like for a Spartan soldier? How did the ancient Egyptians make their deadly sickle swords? Why did the ancient Persians invent the scythed chariot? Learn the answers to those questions and more in this exciting series about ancient warfare. Stunning primary source images, diagrams, and fascinating facts make ancient history interesting and easy to understand. Each book includes:

Colorful images that feature ancient weapons and artifacts

Large, full-color maps that describe key battles

Easy-to-read text that reinforces social studies standards

"In Their Own Words" primary source quotes

"Did You Know?" scroll boxes filled with fascinating facts

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Worshipping gods. Building temples and pyramids. Learning to defend Egypt from foreign invaders. Developing bronze weapons. Experience life as an ancient Egyptian foot soldier! Discover how the peaceful Egyptians were forced to defend themselves against the invading Hyksos with simple weapons. Learn how they adopted the use of the composite bow, the war axe, and the chariot to regain their land. Finally, relive the battles experienced by Egypt's great pharaohs, such as Ahmose, Thutmose III, and Ramses II.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433919718
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Ancient Warfare
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foot Soldiers 4

Fighting with Horses 10

Weapons and Armor 16

Great Leaders 20

War at Sea 26

Glossary 30

For More Information 31

Index 32

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