Falconry is probably the only form of hunting which has been practised in the same way from high antiquity to the present day. This book brings together significant works of art, from the hittite civilisation, several millennia before Jesus Christ, to modern times. They share as a common theme the admirable art of falconry. Through the testimony of these works, a rich and legendary history comes to life. The volume includes a technical account of the methods used for falcon training.