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NATIONAL HUNTS AND WAR-GAMES

The yearly war-games and the cultic, national hunts and chases played a significant role in maintaining the hunters’ battle skills. the kitaj hunts opened with a specific ceremony, a prayer addressed to the great sun god......

MAKING OF THE BOW: THE STRING PAD

When in the 16th century ad manchurian warriors attacked china they were armed with higher quality and more effective bows than their adversaries....

THE BONE TIP BOW

Bows with bone-tips hadn’t been buried in the graves of the scythian era nor in europe neither in asia..... 

STRINGING THE TRADITIONAL BOW

Warriors and hunters carried their most developed weapon, the manchurian-type recurve bow, „string pad”/”groove guide” (recessed string bow, possibly?).....

PRACTISING THE ART OF ARCHERY FIGHTING

The skill of battling on horseback required constant practice. only those who had acquired their riding skills as a child, and had spent most of their lives on horseback,could remain in the saddle tirelessly,....

THE RIDER’S GARMENT AND THE LEATHER ARMOR

The warriors’ equipment didn’t only consist of the offensive weapons listed above. they strove to protect themselves from enemy blows and stabs as well.....

THE SCYTHIANS

In one of the high reliefs found in an assyrian royal palace, we can see horsemen chasing three riders dressed in outlandish garments....

THE EVOLUTION OF THE COMPOSITE RECURVE HORN-BOW

The bow and arrow were amongst the first weapons used by humanity. only inferences can be made regarding the evolution of the bow as its origins date so far back in history..... 

THE PHYSICS OF ARCHERY

The arrow is released by means of the bow relying only on human strength, without any external source of energy. firstly one has to draw the recurve bow..., 

THE TECHNIQUE OF ARCHERY

many of us have childhood memories of watching archery on television or in movies. we might even have handled a bow ourselves when we were young....