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Roman siege equipment.

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Roman siege equipment.

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1785
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WEAP-Anc
Arms & armament -- To 499
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Drills (Equipment)
Siege warfare
Source identifier: 12704 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: This picture shows Roman siege equipment. A. and B. are roofs used to shelter men working a battering ram or digging under a wall. C. is a mantlet, a rolling shield used to protect archers. D. is a bow-operated drill for boring between and loosening stones in a wall. E. is part of another rolling shed. F. (?) G. and H. are Roman soldiers making a "testudo" (turtle) formation by overlapping their shields. This gave protection from enemy missiles while approaching a wall or gate.
Physical Description
Copper engravings
Extent: 1 print : b ; 26.5 x 19.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1cda0190-c5c0-012f-1fae-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1785: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Roman siege equipment." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Roman siege equipment." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1785). Roman siege equipment. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Roman siege equipment.