The ancient Egyptians rode their horses and skipped the chariot in some instances. The last article displayed battle scenes depicting Egypt's ancient enemies mounted on horseback. The current article focuses on other areas of those battle scenes which show that some scouts and messengers of Egyptian troops took to riding horses. I found a couple of non-military instances of riders too. The awkward rider on the right suggests to some writers that the Egyptians were not good riders, but other images in this article, Egyptian Horseback Riders, belie that assumption. Judge for yourself as you look at the illustrations.
Egyptian Horseback Riders, this month's article, illustrates Egyptian soldier and citizen riders on ancient Egyptian artifacts. The next article will illustrate ancient Egyptian royalty on horseback.
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