Monday, September 12, 2005

LOST INVENTIONS: Hellfire at Sea

In 7th century, Constantinople (modern day Istanbul), the jewel of the Byzantine Empire, was under constant threat from foreign navies.

But the revolutionary invention of 'Greek Fire', an ancient form of napalm, kept the invaders at bay.

Can the Byzantine Fire Ship which catapulted 'Molatov cocktails' and belched 30 foot streams of flaming oil be reconstructed by a modern team of incendiary enthusiasts?


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