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    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A device for raising water, the Archimedean screw consists of an external cylinder surrounding a screw. The bottom of the cylinder and screw must be immersed in water, which is not correctly depicted here. If the…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    First edition published by Heinrich Stayner of De re militari, a classic work on the science of making war by Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, commonly referred to as Vegetius, a writer from the Later Roman Empire…

    • 1493

    A scene from the two-sided folio from Hartmann Schedel's The Book of Chronicles, or in German Das Buch der Chroniken (1493), depicting God creating Adam from clay. This clay is interpreted alchemically as the "prima…

    • 1493

    A two-sided folio from Hartmann Schedel's The Book of Chronicles, or in German Das Buch der Chroniken (1493). On the recto is a text block on top and an image below depicting God creating Adam from clay. This clay is…

    • 1567

    This "Rosicrucian" woodcut portrait of the Swiss-German physician and alchemist Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus—better known as Paracelsus—appeared as the frontispiece to a posthumous 1567 edition of his works titled Ph…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A mobile wooden siege wall concealing a soldier firing a mortar.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    This image depicts a horseshoe with nails, a farrier shoeing a horse, and a farrier's rasp.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A siege bridge with a sliding mechanism for extending across rivers or moats.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A soldier ascends a wooden siege ramp.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Soldiers ride in a wheeled siege vehicle with windows for firing weapons.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    On the left is a telescoping siege device powered by a screw mechanism, and on the right is a rope ladder dangling from a castle tower.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Soldiers wearing armor engaged in sword combat wielding a spiked shield.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A fortified tower filled with soldiers is raised using a telescoping leg system driven by a pulley.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A soldier ascends a siege ladder equipped with wheels.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A soldier ascends a drawbridge supported by ropes hanging from supporting beams.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The image shows a soldier climbing a siege ladder alongside a schematic of a different ladder in three parts that can be screwed together.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Soldier holding a sling used for hurling projectiles and an enlarged view of the sling itself.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The mangonel was a type of catapult used generally for hurling stones at a besieged castle's walls. As Vegetius writes, "But the mangonel shoots stones, and throws various weights in proportion to the thickness of the…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A wooden catapult used for hurling an object such as a stone.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The sling stave is a staff with a sling at the end, used for hurling smaller projectiles. In Latin it is called a fustibalus. One cord of the sling is attached to the staff or "stave" and the other end has a loop that…

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    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A battering ram with an iron tip in the shape of a ram's head.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A siege engine in the form of a portable shelter behind which soldiers could take cover and advance in the face of projectiles. This form is equipped with spikes to deter head-on attack from opposing forces.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A war engine with four wheels in the shape of an animal with the feet of a bird and the head of a lion, operated by three soldiers.