Medieval era artillery, that once spat fire, mounted for display

  • | Friday | 17th May, 2019

These artillery pieces have different sizes, shapes and designs, and animal and human faces on their muzzles. Now, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unveiled its first such museum at the Daulatabad (Deogiri) fort, where tourist and history afficandoes will be able to see these cannons and artillery pieces mounted for display. They were among the vanguards of the army during the medieval era, spitting fire at the enemies, and shaping the outcome of battles. "There are miniature paintings showing these wooden carriages used to carry cannons in that era. M Nambirajan, regional director (western region), ASI, said this display, which was inaugurated recently, would be their first such open-air gallery showcasing cannons.

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