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Scorpion bombs

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Scorpion bombs
Scorpion bombs

Scorpion bombs” were weapons used by the Arsakids defending themselves against the Roman invasion in 198 CE. The clay pots filled with live, poisonous scorpions were thrown out from behind the walls of the defending city of Hatra and affected the morale of the legions badly.

The troops commanded by Septimus Severus finally withdrew.

  • Casius Dio, Roman History, 68.31-75

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