The Assyrians were masters of war. Sargon II paid his army and supplied them with armor, food and horses. Horses were so valuable that killing them was highly discouraged. Instead they were captured. Sennacherib lead the Assyrians to destroy the city of Babylon and enslave the Jews using his highly trained horsemen, siege towers, chariots and battering rams.
Chariots, battering rams and siege towers all make use of simple machines.
There are three different types of simple machines.
- Inclined Plane, Screw, Wedge
- Wheel and Axle, Pulley
There are many different versions of siege towers, battering rams and chariots which were used in the numerous battles between the Assyrians, Hittites and Babylonians. It was fun to combine history and science as we explored these weapons of ancient warfare.
This post is linked to: