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Message started by Thearos on Aug 2nd, 2017 at 5:47pm

Title: Sling bullets at Pompeii
Post by Thearos on Aug 2nd, 2017 at 5:47pm
http://emilyshauser.weebly.com/hocw100

http://writingthepastblog.blogspot.gr/2013/06/pompeii-summer-of-archaeology.html

-- the wall shows impacts from shot from engines, and  in 2009 the author found sling bullets in the layers next to the wall (with catapult balls)

Title: Re: Sling bullets at Pompeii
Post by Teg on Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:03pm
Nice find! 
(Aren't the bullets from 1999 or have I misread?)

Title: Re: Sling bullets at Pompeii
Post by cpman on Aug 7th, 2017 at 7:21pm

Teg wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:03pm:
Nice find! 
(Aren't the bullets from 1999 or have I misread?)


It looks like they were excavated then. Supposedly, the bullets are from a siege in 89 BCE.

I had no idea that there were sling bullets found at Pompeii. That's pretty neat. They look like you could still sling them today from those photos.

Title: Re: Sling bullets at Pompeii
Post by Morphy on Aug 7th, 2017 at 9:08pm
Those are interesting. They are so small, yet they must have provided an advantage over heavier stones or why bother using them. 

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