What weapons did the Egyptians use?
Many weapons were found in the Ancient Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamun. This gave archaeologists valuable information about Egyptian weaponry. It showed that there existed both war weapons and ceremonial weapons.
The ancient weapons found included swords, axes, scimitars (curved swords), bows, arrows, slings, spears, sticks, shields, maces, throwing sticks (Boomerangs) knives and daggers.
A whole chariot was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun together with many images showing the young king riding and hunting. In battle, the Ancient Egyptians used the chariot as a powerful weapon against the enemy.
A trumpet was also found which may have been used to give the signal to start a battle or a hunt.
Tutankhamun is shown in battle in pictures painted on a wooden chest found in the tomb.
Early Egyptian weapons consisted of sticks, knives, daggers, axes, bows, arrows, and spears. These were made of wood, copper, and a sharp stone called flint.