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For $9.99 You Get A Truly Amazing Collection Of Old Classics On The Art Of Archery

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The bow and arrows seem to have been invented in the late Paleolithic or early Mesolithic periods, around 12,000 years ago. The oldest indication for its use in Europe comes from the Stellmoor in the Ahrensburg valley north of Hamburg, Germany and date from the late Paleolithic, about 10,000–9,000 years ago. The arrows were made of pine and consisted of a mainshaft and a 15–20 centimetre (6–8 inches) long foreshaft with a flint point.  The oldest bows known so far come from the Holmegrd swamp in Denmark.

In Egyptian culture, the bow and arrows have been present  since its predynastic origins. The first composite bow was produced by the Egyptians, quite different to the modern day bow and arrows we have today with all the high-tech equipment and different techniques of shooting and

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competing with other archers. The Egyptian's made their bows from wood, tipped with animal horn and held together with animal sinew and glue. Without a string it had tight "C" shape and mostly likely would have required a couple of people to string it. The bowstring was made from sheep or goat intestines. Their arrows were very light, throwing out 400 yards with the composite bow and would easily penetrate the armor of their enemies.

Archers are also represented as deities or heroes in several mythologies, including Greek Artemis and Apollo, Roman Diana and Cupid, Germanic Agilaz, continued in legends like those of William Tell, Palnetoke, or Robin Hood.

The Bow and Arrows houses 8 wonderful books that you can download as a PDF and keep forever.

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Steve Ewings