W for War

I know a lot of us will find this strange- but we are possibly living through one of the most peaceful times that has ever been known in the history of humankind. True- today we have terrorism that hangs as a threat over world peace but in a majority of cases countries respect each others’ sovereignty. There is an understanding and acknowledgement of human rights. And although there are still people who live in peril, the majority of us lead comfortable and secure lives.

This was not the case in the ancient world where rulers kept competing with each other for territory and resources. A large proportion of the population would constantly be under threat  and could have their property and lives taken away from them within a very short time. Not surprising that wars and the ensuing victories/ defeats occupied a huge part of people’s consciousness.

Battle and Chakravyuh
Mythical Battle from Mahabaratha and Chakravyuh depicted at Haleibidu, Karnataka, India
Battle Scene at Bayon- Half Land Half Water
Battle Scene at Bayon, Cambodia- Half Land Half Water
Bas-Relief Carvings at Bayon
The full scale of the battle scene at Bayon temple, Cambodia
The original frieze at the Naples Museum
The original Alexander Mosaic showing the battle between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia at the Naples Museum
Statue of Vercingetorix at Place Jaude, Clermont Ferrand
Statue of Vercingetorix, a Gaulish chieftain,  at Place Jaude, Clermont Ferrand, France
No Two Parts Alike
Details of the Battle in Dacia, Trajan’s Column in Rome



6 Comments Add yours

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks for the Reblog!

  1. That’s very interesting to think about!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I’m glad you found it interesting!

  2. Nirmala says:

    Nice collection from around world!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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