Women’s Units Of The Armenian Army

According to medieval Armenian historians, the Armenian army had units made up of female shooters who were experienced archers and snipers.

One famous episode connected to Armenian female units dates to the 12th century. It is the story of Haytsemnik Anetsi, the commander of a detachment of Armenian women archers. Haytsemnik died in 1124 during an attack on the city of Ani in the battle against Shaddad-Emir Patlun (Fadl ibn Shavr ibn Manuchir).

Gevork Nazaryan

6th-century archer of the Armenian army. Reproduction by P. Glodek

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