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Catapults are stationary weapons from which heavy objects such as stones or bolts are fired. They were mainly used in sieges of castles and fortresses to destroy or bring down the enemy's walls.   The first catapults were probably in the 4th century BC. developed and used by the Greeks. The first mass use of these weapons...
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The crossbow is a bow-like weapon, but with greater punch. Already in ancient Greece, the original weapon of the crossbow was used. The Gastraphetes was a waist-high weapon that was already based on the principle of the permanently cocked crossbow. The Roman legions used some crossbows, but these were developed into large siege weapons such as...
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