Roman catapult for sale - great video on its creation

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Roman catapult for sale - great video on its creation

The Roman catapult was recreated by a team of experts, following all known records, as accurately as possible - and then successfully fired.

It was created for the BBC, for a programme called Building the Impossible, in 2002. It was built by the timber-frame team at Carpenter Oak & Woodland. The videos below show how its made.

They are selling a full-size Roman siege catapult (or ballista), which we believe to be the only one of its kind (for at least 2000 years).

The ballista weighs approx 12 tons so postage or even buyer collection is not an option. Fully built, it is approx 7.5 metres tall and 8.5 metres long.

Originally, this cost over 120,000 to build - so we are only looking for serious bidders.

The bidding starts at 25,000 ($44,500).





Videos 3 to 5 on the link
 http://www.youtube.com/watc...

More here
 http://www.geekologie.com/2...

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By netchicken: posted on 3-10-2008








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