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	mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;}     Iron arrowheads, 1206–1260 (Mongol Empire), Inner Mongolia Museum.

Iron arrowheads, 1206–1260 (Mongol Empire), Inner Mongolia Museum.

Ancient Arrowheads from the Mongol Empire

The Mongols were incredibly skilled horsemen and archers. The composite bow was a Mongol’s most important possession. In hunting it was the primary tool; in war it was the primary weapon. The composite bow was made from layers of horn and sinew on a wooden frame. It was strong, flexible and powerful.

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David Roberts