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I. Ancient Near East and Egypt

Weapons were among the earliest artefacts fashioned by humans and their ancestors. Stone arrowheads and blades were the first recognizable weapons in the ancient Near East into the Neolithic Period (c. 10000 BC). From the 4th millennium BC, weapons were depicted on roll seals and stelae in scenes of warfare…

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Hausleiter, Arnulf (Berlin), Hiesel, Gerhard (Freiburg), Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg), Blech, Michael (Madrid), Kohler, Christoph (Bad Krozingen), Pingel, Volker (Bochum) and F.MEI., “Weapons”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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