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Chariot
Definition by Rodrigo Quijada Plubins

Chariot

The chariot was a light vehicle, usually on two wheels, drawn by one or more horses, often carrying two standing persons, a driver and a fighter using bow-and-arrow or javelins. The chariot was the supreme military weapon in Eurasia roughly...
Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome
Article by Laura Kate C. McCormack

Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome

Chariot racing was very big business in ancient Rome. There was a whole industry built around the factions, the four professional stables known by their team colour – Blue, Green, Red, and White –, providing all that was required for a race...
Chariots in Ancient Indian Warfare
Article by Dr Avantika Lal

Chariots in Ancient Indian Warfare

The chariot was the elite arm of ancient Indian armies in the Vedic (1500 BCE – 1000 BCE) and Epic periods (described by the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, 1000-600 BCE) because of the advantages it conferred and the selection of plain...
Semitic's vowel-smuggling consonants - History of Writing Systems #9 (Pointing & Matres Lectionis)
Video by NativLang

Semitic's vowel-smuggling consonants - History of Writing Systems #9 (Pointing & Matres Lectionis)

Semitic languages like Hebrew and Arabic evolved a unique way to write vowels... with consonants! See how in this episode of Thoth's Pill: an Animated History of Writing. You're back in the ancient Middle East, where seemingly everyone's...
Roman Games, Chariot Races & Spectacle
Article by Mark Cartwright

Roman Games, Chariot Races & Spectacle

If there was one thing the Roman people loved it was spectacle and the opportunity of escapism offered by weird and wonderful public shows which assaulted the senses and ratcheted up the emotions. Roman rulers knew this well and so to increase...
Chariots in Ancient Chinese Warfare
Article by Mark Cartwright

Chariots in Ancient Chinese Warfare

The chariot was used in Chinese warfare from around 1250 BCE but enjoyed its heyday between the 8th and 5th century BCE when various states were constantly battling for control of China. Employed as a status symbol, a shock weapon, to pursue...
Chariot Race from Pompeii
Image by Carole Raddato

Chariot Race from Pompeii

Roman wall painting depicting a chariot race, from Pompeii, Casa delle Quadrighe (House of the Chariot Race), dated to 68-79 CE. Naples Archaeological Museum.
Royal Lion Hunt on Chariot
Image by Jan van der Crabben (Photographer)

Royal Lion Hunt on Chariot

Assyrian, c 645 - 635 BCE. The king (recognizable by his distinctive hat) rides around the arena on a chariot shooting lions with arrows. His attendants fend off a lion that is attacking from behind. Exhibited in the British Museum...
Bronze Age Greek chariot (From the Novel
Image by Maia Kobabe

Bronze Age Greek chariot (From the Novel "The Jericho River")

An illustration by Maia Kobabe showing a Bronze Age Greek chariot. From the novel The Jericho River by David Tollen.
Detail of the War Scene of the Standard of Ur Showing a Galloping Chariot
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Detail of the War Scene of the Standard of Ur Showing a Galloping Chariot

This is a detail of the so-called "War Scene" of the Standard of Ur from the right half of the bottom register. Here, a four-wheeled chariot is drawn by four galloping equids. The wheels of the chariot are solid and not spoked; around 1800...
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