Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 9

Museum Exhibition

By: Alec Wysocki

Military
The military can tell us so much about a particular culture. By looking at
the weapons and seeing what they are using can tell us if they are
advanced or not. For example, if a civilization is using a stick with an
arrowhead we can determine they are less advanced in technology rather
than a civilization that uses axe heads or mace heads. The military can also
show us how populated a civilization usually is. Most of the warriors were
younger or middle aged men and if we could get an estimate of the total
warriors than we can estimate the size of the civilization. For example, if an
army has 150,000 soldiers we can hypothesize that they are apart of a
bigger civilization than an army of 50,000 soldiers. Another thing we can
determine from the military is if the civilization is a conquering civilization
or not. There are many factors to this. If an army has mass numbers and
are technologically advanced we can somewhat hypothesize they
conquered land or other civilizations. For example, look at the Persian
Army, they were advanced in technology so they had advanced weaponry
and they had a mass amount of soldiers. The Persian Army conquered lands
throughout the Middle East, Europe, parts of Asia, and even into some
parts of Africa. The military is an effective way for civilizations to spread
their culture and beliefs.

Mace Head

This mace head was dug up in the Upper Zab River


Valley. This specific style of mace head can be dated
back to 2700-2600 BCE. This weapon was used by
warriors and could inflict deathly blows to opposing
forces. The mace head was a crucial part of military
weaponry.

Axe Head

The axe head was dug up in the Upper Zab River Valley.
This specific style of axe head can be dated back to 23502150 BCE. This tool was a deadly weapon and could inflict
deathly blows to opposing forces.

Spear Shaft Terminal

The spear shaft terminal was dug up in the Lower Zab


River Valley. This piece can be dated back to 900 BCE.
The spear shaft terminal was an important piece of
technology for the military. It guided the shaft of a spear
to allow for more accurate strikes. If a warrior had this
tool it made him more deadly.

Standing Warrior Statue

The standing warrior statue was dug up in the Lower Zab


River Valley. This statue can be dated back to 300 BCE.
Even though this statue wasnt used in combat, it was still
important to the military. This statue usually symbolized
military victories and could be used to rile up an armys
warriors.

Spindle Whorl

The spindle whorl was dug up in the Diyala Plains


Tell. It can be dated back to around 2900-2600 BCE.
This was an important tool for the military because
it could quickly clothe the warriors. In the military
there are mass amount of warriors. This tool allowed
the military to clothe all the warriors easier and
faster.

Relief of Soldiers Portrait

The relief of soldiers poortrait was dug up in the Diyala


Plains Tell. It can be dated back to 668-627 BCE. This
portrait portrayed the events after warriors took
captives from war. The warriors would transport the
captives in a boat usually to a military camp or other
troops. These captives would often be used as either
slaves, sacrifices, or on occasion could fight for the
masters military. It could be used to tell the stories of

Thank you for visiting Alecs


Museum Exhibition!