Roman Ballista For Sale on eBay

Posted on October 3, 2008

Wannabe siege barons can now find a full-size Roman war machine called a ballista for sale on eBay. This ballista was built in 2002 for the BBC program Building the Impossible. It was built by a team of experts and even fired to prove that the Roman's written account of their siege methods (there are no surviving drawings) are accurate. The successful firing sent a stone ball 115 meters but the ballista was damaged in the process.

The eBay sellers lists these three reasons why you might want a ballista.

Somehow we don't think the neighbors would approve. Bidding stars at 25 thousands pounds (about $50,000).

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