Hikuptan War Elephant

Hikuptan War Elephant

A war elephant commandeered by soldiers from Hikuptah, my con-world’s equivalent to ancient Egypt.

Although several real-time strategy games (e.g. Age of Empires and Age of Mythology) portray the Egyptians as commanding African war elephants, in real history it was not until the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty that they ever employed them to a significant degree. However, it is possible that the Nubians to the south did use war elephants, as the remains of what may be elephant stables have been found near the Nubian city of Meroe.


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