Greek Fire - Incendiary War Grenade C 900 Ad

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“Greek Fire”
Incendiary War Grenade
c.900 AD
 Greek Fire was developed in the Byzantine Empire c.672 AD
 This invention was a revolutionary technology that changed ship-to-ship warfare.  It was responsible for halting the fall of Constantinople from the Muslim sieges in the late AD 600’s and early AD 700’s  Using a secret recipe containing naphtha, quicklime and Sulphur the ceramic grenade would be launched at the enemy ship and hit or miss would explode into fire that would even burn on the water. Unable to extinguish the flames the ship would soon burn to the waterline.

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