Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Weapons and Warfare - Jugs And Barrels

Incendiary Barrel Incendiary Barrel
Incendiary barrel used by the besiegers in the Middle Ages. From a manuscript beginning of the 15th century. In the Hauslaub Library. Vienna.
Jug In Baked Earth With Quicklime Jug In Baked Earth With Quicklime
Jug in baked earth without a cover and filled with quicklime, which the besieged used against the besiegers. These jugs are filled with ashes and powdered quicklime and is thrown with strength against the enemy. When broken they scatter their contents and sprinkle the enemy.