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Defense, Weapons and Armor in Ancient China By Lorent Hoti By Lorent Hoti
Why was the Great Wall of China built? What was its purpose? To walk on? No. Its purpose was to defend China and its people. Why? Read on to find out
Defense in Ancient china Did you know that the Great Wall China was used for defense? It was used defense because it was very high so a intruder cannot pass. If an intruder climbs up the Great Wall of China and shot him.
Defense in Ancient China The Great Wall of China has watchtowers where they could snipe from because the watch towers have holes where the could snipe from. Watchtowers also could single intruders if they come to attack. The Great Wall of China has crenellations so a sniper could shot and peek to cheek if there is an intruder. The Great Wall of China is not one wall it is a bunch of mini walls together.
Weapons in Ancient China Han soldiers used a variety of weapons. Infantry commonly used spears, knives, and crossbows. The crossbows fired a solid missile – shaped object, and was more powerful and accurate than a bow and arrow. Most weapons were made of bronze, and a few were made out of iron. The infantry did not normally use swords, but some officers and cavalrymen carried them.
Armor in Ancient China The Han infantry wore full uniforms. Soldiers wore knee – length gowns, cloth leg - wrappings called putts, square – toad sandals, and protective armor that covered the upper body. Archers had similar uniforms, except they wore pants instead of putts. Soldiers ‘ armor was made of a combination of metal and lather plates secured by bolts and cords. Square or rectangular iron plates fitted tightly to chests and back, and moveable leather plates covered the shoulders, stomach, and neck.