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This text by Terence Wise explores some of the fascinating peoples who comprised the ancient armies of the Middle East: the Sumerians, who were the first to introduce the use of bronze into warfare, and were centuries ahead of the Egyptians in the use of the wheel вЂ“ The Akkadians, whose citizen army was composed almost entirely of light troops вЂ“ The Babylonians, whose people were granted land in return for army service вЂ“ the horned warriors of the Elamites вЂ“ the Egyptians, with thier heavy spearmen and archers вЂ“ the tribal and warlike Libyans вЂ“ Nubians and Ethiopians вЂ“ Hyksos вЂ“ the armies of the Hittite Empire вЂ“ the Sea People and others.
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