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Roman soldiers scaling the walls of a fortress using ladders mounted on boats. Image taken from "Poliorceticon sive de machinis tormentis telis" by Justus Lipsius (Joost Lips), 1602 edition. The Romans designed weaponry that both gave some protection to their men but also were designed to smash into fortifications. Siege towers were used to get troops over an enemy curtain wall. When a siege tower was near a wall, it would drop a gangplank between it and the wall.

Roman soldiers scaling the walls of a fortress using ladders mounted on boats. Image taken from "Poliorceticon sive de machinis tormentis telis" by Justus Lipsius (Joost Lips), 1602 edition. The Romans designed weaponry that both gave some protection to their men but also were designed to smash into fortifications. Siege towers were used to get troops over an enemy curtain wall. When a siege tower was near a wall, it would drop a gangplank between it and the wall. Stock Photo
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Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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T951MX

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32.6 MB (2.9 MB Compressed download)

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3900 x 2920 px | 33 x 24.7 cm | 13 x 9.7 inches | 300dpi

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28 August 2017

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Scaling Ladders, Ancient Roman Warfare

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