October 1, 2008

Full Sized Roman Siege Ballista for Sale on eBay!

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From the builders of this unique offering:

As timber engineers, we do get asked to build a lot of unusual things – things which other framing companies couldn’t even attempt. This was, perhaps, one of the more unusual.
The ballista was successfully built and managed to fire a very heavy stone ball some 127 yards. (Remember, these things used to successfully lay siege to entire cities.)

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Also a YouTube video of the Ballista being build and fired:

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