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Title: Discovery of four ancient 450lb battering rams
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Published: Sep 2, 2021
Author: Mike Rivero
Post Date: 2021-09-02 10:46:14 by Horse
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shed new light on how Rome took command of the Mediterranean 2,000 years ago by smashing through Carthage's ships

Four ancient bronze battering rams — each weighing a colossal 450lbs — have been recovered from Roman wrecks that sunk off the coast of Sicily in 241 BC.

Originally attached to the bows of warships, the rams were used against the Carthaginian fleet during the Battle of the Aegates that ended the First Punic War.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Big frelling deal, I knew this 30 years ago.

Darkwing  posted on  2021-09-02   11:11:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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