How Did They Do It? Masters of the Steppe: Battlefield Medicine and Gruesome Cures—Part III | Ancient Origins Members Site


How Did They Do It? Masters of the Steppe: Battlefield Medicine and Gruesome Cures—Part III

How Did They Do It? Masters of the Steppe: Battlefield Medicine and Gruesome Cures—Part III

Much is known about the ancient Mongol military and their incredible victories on the battlefield, but little is ever discussed about their arms, armor, horses, and logistics. What gear did they use? How did they deal with their wounded? How did they partner with horses to become masters of the steppe?

READ: [Armed to the Teeth with Weapons and Poison —Part II]

During the early reign of Genghis Khan, each warrior brought his own equipment. In doing so, each warrior could provide for the arban. While there is no doubt that the Mongols did acquire new equipment in the same way as bandits—from the dead scattered about the field of battle—Genghis Khan still made sure his men were equipped properly.

Illustration of Mongol mounted warriors


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