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Greek Fire outside of Constantinople

During military technology throughout Eurasia retained the principal characteristics of earlier times. Iron and steel weapons had long since replaced those made of bronze. In large empire…

The Arabs had first experienced Greek Fire at the climax of their first siege of Constantinople in 678, when their fleet was scattered and destroyed thanks to this Byzantine secret weapon. Art by Peter Dennis

"The Arabs had first experienced Greek Fire at the climax of their first siege of Constantinople in when their fleet was scattered and destroyed thanks to this Byzantine secret weapon", Peter Dennis

varangian guard vs pecheneg in 1091 battle, The Empire won thanks to Cumans allies

Byzantine Varangian guard vs Pecheneg in 1091 battle, The Empire won thanks to Cumans allies.

"Greek fire, naphtha incendiaries and gas bombs against shields and ladders at Kaifeng, China 1126"

Byzantine Empire--- Depiction of Greek Fire. A tactic the Byzantine army used that was a petroleum based substance that ignited on contact with water.

Drungarios 1453 . Rys. Christos Giannopoulos

Cesarstwo Bizantyńskie added 6 new photos to the album: Christos Giannopoulos.

For cargo transport, the Byzantines usually commandeered ordinary merchantmen as transport ships (phortēgoi) or supply ships (skeuophora). These appear to have been mostly sailing vessels, rather than oared.

This image gives me an idea on what bigger ships may have looked like in the age of the Vikings

Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Eastern Roman Emperor, makes a final prayer before the Ottoman attack on Constantinople, 1453.

Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Eastern Roman Emperor, makes a final prayer before the Ottoman attack on Constantinople,

The siege of Constantinople by the Avars in the Gulf of the Golden Horn, August 7, 626

"The siege of Constantinople by the Avars in the Gulf of the Golden Horn, August E. Emelyanov Е.

La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

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