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In Syria, almost 6,000 years ago, the first offensive war was fought.
German archaeologist Clemens Reichel told this to German weekly Die Zeit.
Ever since 2003, the archaeologist is conducting excavations on behalf of the university of Chicago where Hamoukar town used to be.
Hamoukar, today in north east Syria, close to the border with Iraq, about 4,000 BC was one of the first towns built.
However, this sturdy wall was not enough to keep enemies out, Reichel concludes from his archaeological research.
“This is the oldest known example of an offensive war. …
Just in the core area of the battlefield, about twenty by thirty meters in size, Clemens Reichel and his colleagues in the past years found some 2300 clay ‘bullets’.
The clay bullets were thrown at the opponents, like stones fit for that purpose.
The attackers were probably from southern Mesopotamia and won.
See also here.
What Science Has Learned about the Rise of Urban Mesopotamia: here.
Prehistoric wars in Britain: here.
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