Collecting information about the ancient Maccabean army
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Khopesh, The Sickle Sword
If Wikipedia is to be believed, this Canaanite weapon was out of use by the time of the Maccabean revolt, unless I have my BCE dates mixed up. I don't think something like this would really be 'obsolete' until gunpowder came to town, but that's my opinion.