Part of a Grecian catapult

Part of a Grecian catapult

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Caption: Catapult. A part of a Grecian catapult, excavated and restored at the site of the city of Tanais. This component, dated to the third century BCE, was probably used to cover the end of a torsion bar that stored the energy used to throw projectiles such as arrows.

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