Persian archers numbered in the thousands and gave the Persian army an advantage in land battles because of their sheer number. Archers are thought to have dealt the final blows to the Spartan 300, including Leonidas. The Persian Archers were so numerous, messengers told Greek leaders that war with Persia would lead their archers to block out the sun with arrows.
Photo of Berlin mural taken by: mshamma
4 BC, taken in 2012
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