Farrell Grehan, Photo Researchers, Inc.

Seti I in his chariot, leading Semitic captives, appears in a relief decorating the Temple of Amun at Karnak, c. 1,300 B.C. The chariot is a light two-wheeled vehicle, built for maneuverability in battle. The axle set at the rear of the body gave the chariot stability on sharp turns. Attached diagonally to the side of the chariot is a case for a composite bow, the longest-range weapon of the day.