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Women in ancient warfare

Summary
The role of women in ancient warfare differed from culture to culture. There have been various historical accounts of females participating in battle. This article lists instances of women recorded as participating in ancient warfare, from the beginning of written records to approximately 500 CE. Contemporary archaeological research regularly provides better insight into the accuracy of ancient historical accounts. Women active in direct warfare, such as warriors and spies, are included in this list. Also included are women who commanded armies, but did not fight. Timeline of women in ancient warfare worldwide 17th century BCE
  • 17th century BCE – Ahhotep I is credited with a stela at Karnak for "having pulled Egypt together, having cared for its army, having guarded it, having brought back those who fled, gathering up its deserters, having quieted the South, subduing those who defy her".
  • Ahhotep II is buried with a dagger and axe, as well as three golden f
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