Sakravor – Warrior Of Ancient Armenia

Sakravor (Armenian: Սակրավոր, from the word sakura, that is, ax) was a soldier in the ancient Armenian army usually armed with an ax. Sakravors have also had shovels and some other tools.

The sakravor squads paved roads, built bridges, cut down forests, set up military camps, trenches, and engaged in other forms of military engineering.

Sakravors were also obliged to monitor the gumak – the cart of horses or oxen which carried groceries, ammunition, and other camp supplies.

In the modern Armenian army, the term sakravor refers to sappers.

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