Evaluate the contribution of archaeology to our understanding of the structure and operation of a military organisation

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Evaluate the contribution of archaeology to our understanding of the structure and operation of a military organisation

Archaeology can assist in understanding the structure and operations of many different organisations, for example the ancient Egyptian military.  Archaeologists can understand this from, military architecture; human remains and artistic depictions can help in our knowledge of the structure and organisation of this military organisation.

There is much military architecture in ancient Egypt which can give a good indication as to military operations fought by the many pharaohs of Egypt. An example of this can be seen in the structure built on the Sudan border by Ramesses II, Abu Simbel shows statues of the pharaoh and his family watching over the Sudanese as a warning that Ramesses II was always watching them, this structure was to prevent further invasion from the Sudanese.

On the walls of Medinet Habu there are depictions of the invasion from the north of the Sea people, led  by Ramesses III the ancient Egyptians fought back and won. The walls of Medinet Habu show how organised the army was compared to that of the sea people, with Egyptians organised in rows according to their weapons. The enemies are shown unclothed and kneeling showing the Egyptians were superior in these wars and were far more advanced than other nations. These

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