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Ancient Battering Ram Analysis Reveals Details Of Its Origin
2013-04-05 11:12:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bronze battering ram from a 2,000-year-old warship discovered by British divers off the coast of Libya in 1964, is offering up some evidence for how such a device was made in ancient times. Analysis of the 45-lb, 26-inch-long artifact, which is known as the Belgammel Ram, revealed that the process used to build the weapon was not easy. The ram comes from a small Greek or Roman warship (tesseraria), which was equipped with...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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