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Balearic slingers in Gaul (Vieux-Laon)
Dec 3rd, 2020 at 4:58pm
 
A site in Gaul (Vieux-Laon, ancient Bibrax) was besieged by Caesar in 57 BCE, with Balearic slingers. A survey on the site found a number of coins, including one very worn bronze. When cleamed, it turned out to be a piece from Ebusus-- ancient Ibiza, of the late C1st BCE.

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9604678j/f17.item
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Reply #1 - Dec 6th, 2020 at 4:03am
 
Thank you for this link.
I'll read it, soon.
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Reply #2 - Dec 8th, 2020 at 5:46am
 
I read it.
While it is a bit technical, the aerial photographs show the ditches of the roman camp and in the same place the trenches of the first world war.
Impressive and a little depressing.
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Reply #3 - Dec 8th, 2020 at 11:07am
 
To quote a videogame: "War... War never changes..."
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Reply #4 - Dec 8th, 2020 at 11:43am
 
Kick wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 11:07am:
To quote a videogame: "War... War never changes..."


Best game of all time.

Revision: Best game that I've played, but I stopped playing new games around 2005...so, take that as you may.
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Reply #5 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 2:48pm
 
I discovered a kind of hillfort (éperon barré in french).
Several years after, during a walk, I found on the ground a grenade of the second world war at 10 meters of the hillfort.
Probably dug by a guy with a metal detector who left the grenade behind. What courage !
Other war, same place.  Huh
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Reply #6 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:51am
 
I hope you loaded it in your sling and threw it into the woods
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Reply #7 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 8:49am
 
I put it back in the hole, covered with dead leathes. Put a wooden cross on.
Then I called the police.
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