Kate Allan

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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Roman ballast from Carthage

Well, people put pictures of their cats and kids and stuff on blogs. I'm interested in historical things so here's a picture taken by me last week of some Roman ballast (also then used as canonballs) from Carthage, Tunisia. So I guess they had balls going into combat, but not coming back?

Roman ballast
(c) K Allan


  • At 12:51 pm, Blogger Sela Carsen said…

    Now one has to wonder if it was a lack of balls that led to the fall of Rome. *rude snicker*

  • At 6:38 pm, Blogger Sela Carsen said…

    Also gives new meaning to the phrase "balls to the wall."

    I'm on a roll today!

  • At 8:26 am, Blogger Anna Lucia said…

    You mean they had balls of solid stone?

    ggg. Sorry, Kate! But that's an amazing picture - must show it to Husband tonight, he'd be fascinated.


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