The Immortals & Ancient Persian Combat

By: Jodie Worsham 

In the 5th century this is how the immortals dressed when they were in war. 

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This was a group of the Persian Military.

This would be a location where the Persian Military would have a war. 

This was the immortals when they were fighting in war. 

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/immortals-elite-army-persian-empire-never-grew-weak-002321

 

The Immortals were an elite army of the Persian Empire that never grew weak. The Persian Empire lasted 550 BC to 330 BC. They were named “immortals” by Herodotus this consisted of 10,000 men, that never reduced in number or strength.  The immortals were a big part in the Persian history, they acted as both the Imperial Guard and the stnding army during the expansion of tbe Greco- Persian Wars. They were called immortals because of the way the army was formed. When a member was killed or wounded, they were immediatley replaced by someone else. 

 

http://www.legendsandchronicles.com/ancient-warriors/persian-warriors/

 

The immortals were the most reownded ancient Persian warriors. They were feared for their mass scale of attack and the fact that if you killed one Persian warrior another one would appear. The Persian military was massive and that allowed them to rule over a large portion of the Greater Iran region. 

http://ancientstandard.com/2011/01/21/the-immortals-ancient-persias-force-of-elite-soldiers/

 

The Immortals carried shields and weapons such as spears, swords, bows and arrows and daggers.  They would wear scale armor and rich clothing. The Immortals were elite troops. They were often showered with gold and this showed clearly in the clothing they wore and the equipment that they travelled with. Unlike other troops, the Immortals were allowed to bring women and servants with them.

3 Imortant Websites


 "The Immortals: An Elite Army of the Persian Empire That Never Grew Weak Read More: Http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/immortals-elite-army-persian-empire-never-grew-weak-002321#ixzz3zWwV6mYk " The Immortals: An Elite Army of the Persian Empire That Never Grew Weak Read More: Http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/immortals-elite-army-persian-empire-never-grew-weak-002321#ixzz3zWwV6mYk. N.p., 14 Nov. 2015. Web.

 

"The Immortals: An Elite Army of the Persian Empire That Never Grew Weak Read More: Http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/immortals-elite-army-persian-empire-never-grew-weak-002321#ixzz3zWwV6mYk Follow Us: ." N.p., 14 Nov. 2015. Web.

 

 

 "The Immortals- Ancient Persia’s Force of Elite Soldiers." N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2016.

 

"Persian Warriors." N.p., 21 Jan. 2011. Web. 7 Feb. 2016.

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