A war scene from a fragment of what was probably a palace wall.
The scene depicts an assault on a fortified city, interestingly defended by a double-wall system with the inner wall higher than the outer one, allowing the defenders to shoot arrows and pour heated oil, tar etc. from two levels at the attackers. This indicates a period of increased warfare, necessitating greater investment in defenses. And I thought this double-wall system was a much later invention! You can see the invaders running up ladders, letting loose arrows as they clamber up, while the defenders shoot arrows in return, along with rocks or whatever they got their hands on.
War-chariots were the mainstay of most bronze-age armies, at least for the kings who could afford them. Before the invention of the stirrup, cavalry played a more limited role and chariots were commonplace. Without a stirrup, the rider couldn’t ride someone down while impaling them with a lance or sword: the recoil would push them off the horse.
The chariots usually carried multiple people: a charioteer to steer, one or two archers or spearmen and another man with a shield to protect against arrows and the random swordsman. With its speed, range, and defensive capability, the chariot was the tank of its age.