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The philosophically pacifist Mohists followers of the philosopher Mozi of the 5th century BC believed in aiding the defensive warfare of smaller Chinese states against the hostile offensive warfare of larger domineering states. The Mohists were renowned in the smaller states and the enemies of the larger states for the inventions of siege machinery to scale or destroy walls.

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Although there are numerous ancient accounts of cities being sacked, few contain any clues to how this was achieved. Some popular tales existed on how the cunning heroes succeeded in their sieges. A more detailed historical account from the 8th dncounters BC, called the Piankhi stelarecords Sexual encounters Maubeuge the Nubians laid siege Sexual encounters Maubeuge and conquered several Egyptian cities by using battering rams, archers, and slingers and building causeways across moats.

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In complete contrast to Tyre, Sogdian Rock was captured by stealthy attack.