Camels and Camel Racing - Arab Camels and Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels Anatomy - Arab Camels Domestication - Arab Camel Uses - Arab Camels History - Arab Camel Status
Camel Racing - Camel Wrestling - Camel Cavalry - Camal Cavalry History - Camel Farming in Sudan


Camels and Camel Racing - Arab Camels and Arab Camel Cavalry

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Camel Cavalry History

Arab Camels - Tripholidays

Earliest Usage

The first recorded use of the camel as a military animal occurred during the Battle of Thymbra in 547 BC, fought between Cyrus the Great of Persia and Croesus of Lydia. According to Xenophon, Cyrus' cavalry were outnumbered by as much as six to one. Acting on information from one of his generals that the Lydian horses shied away from camels, Cyrus formed the camels from his baggage train into the first Camel Corps in history.

Although not technically employed as cavalry, they were crucial in panicking the Lydian cavalry and turning the battle in Cyrus' favor. There is a reference in historical records to the Arab king Gindibu employing as many as 1000 camels at the Battle of Qarqar in 853 B.C., although it is not clear how they were employed during the battle.


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Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels Anatomy - Arab Camels Domestication - Arab Camel Uses - Arab Camels History - Arab Camel Status
Camel Racing - Camel Wrestling - Camel Cavalry - Camal Cavalry History - Camel Farming in Sudan


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