Monday, 24 May 2010

Scorpion Bombs

This book is pretty awesome. It details unusual weapons and military tactics in the ancient world.

“Heaving scorpions by the basketful at attackers was specifically recommended by Leo VI (AD 862-912) in his famous military Tactics handbook.” Romans may also have hurled pots of assassin bugs at their enemies. (182)

Click here to read more of the best bits.
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