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“Greek fire was an incendiary weapon invented by the Byzantine Empire during the 7th century AD, that gave the Byzantines a technological advantage during naval and land battles.

All the information we have on Greek fire comes from references in Byzantine military manuals, and a number of secondary historical sources and contemporary chroniclers of the period, who referred to the substance as “sea fire”, “Roman fire”, “liquid fire”, “sticky fire” or “manufactured fire”, that was inextinguishable by water, with some sources suggesting that water actually intensified the flames. “




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I never realized this was a real thing.  Only on Game of Thrones, did I see this. LOL  Very interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

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