The invention of the stirrup by the Huns revolutionized ancient warfare

Sunday, March 24, 2013

According to Chinese historians, the secret of the Huns' military success lies with the invention of the stirrup. This new invention allowed warriors to stand up while riding the horse greatly enhancing the mobility of the rider. The significance of the invention of the stirrup comparable to the invention of the rocket or the fighter jet in the last century that changed modern warfare forever.



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