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Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret 'Terror Weapon


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Marty
- 522 days ago - livescience.com
Some 1,800 years ago, Roman troops used "whistling" sling bullets as a "terror weapon" against their barbarian foes, according to archaeologists who found the cast lead bullets at a site in Scotland...



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Cela V (0)
Monday June 13, 2016, 5:30 pm
tyfs
 

Trish K (57)
Tuesday June 14, 2016, 5:08 pm
They were great fighters and conquers, How do you make a bullet sling ? Is it a larger version of the one David used to kill Goliath ? hmmm
 

Marty Powell (141)
Wednesday June 15, 2016, 3:59 pm
Trish K, its not really bigger. A sling is fit to the person using it. For arm length etc. Its the shape thats different. Humans used that basic shape for centuries and for the most part still do. The round stone ammo used in the mideast always fascinated me. There are still piles of them in major battle areas.
 
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