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Sekhmet's Rage: A Military History of Ancient Egypt


Thu 12 Feb 2015, 6:15pm–8:15pm
Thu 19 Feb 2015, 6:15pm–8:15pm
Thu 26 Feb 2015, 6:15pm–8:15pm
Thu 5 Mar 2015, 6:15pm–8:15pm
Thu 12 Mar 2015, 6:15pm–8:15pm
Thu 19 Mar 2015, 6:15pm–8:15pm

Where: Victoria University Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $180.00
  • Early Bird Fee: $162.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: conted2

During the 3,000 years of its history, Egypt’s military might enabled both defence and aggression in its dealings with neighbouring peoples. This course aims to provide an insight into the major events in Egypt’s ancient military past. It analyses the campaigns and battles that determined history, the brutality of warfare and weaponry, the legends, the propaganda and the reality behind the images of kings smiting bound enemies.

Ancient Egypt was not a civilisation that existed in isolation, despite being bordered by deserts, sea and non-navigable rapids. Conflicts, both internal and external, shifts in power bases, trade protection, resource acquisition and personal grievances, all contributed to the militarisation of the ancient world’s first super power. Innovations in weaponry, equipment and strategy, over centuries, allowed the pharaohs a power and reach previously unknown. The establishment of a standing, professional army, created opportunities for personal and national wealth within an expanding empire. As with all things, Egypt’s military finally succumbed and foreign forces succeeded in wresting the throne away from Egyptian hands.

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