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A samurai warrior with sword. Source: ImagineDesign / Adobe Stock.

Deadly Weapons of the Ancients: Unleashing History's Fury (Video)

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Across the sands of time, the echoes of ancient warfare resound, revealing a captivating glimpse into the evolution of human conflict. In the realm of battle, the ingenuity of our ancestors gave birth to a myriad of weapons that defined eras and reshaped civilizations. What started as simple hunting tools often evolved into weapons of war as growing civilizations devoted ever increasing resources to make sure they had the edge over potential enemies.

These formidable instruments of war stood as testaments to human innovation, demonstrating the extraordinary ways in which our ancestors harnessed their surroundings to gain an edge in combat. From the graceful elegance of a Greek hoplite's spear to the raw power of a Viking's battle axe and the terrifying shuriken let’s take a look at fifteen of history’s deadliest weapons.

Top image: A samurai warrior with sword. Source: ImagineDesign / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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