CATAPULT (MANJANIK)

Catapult

catapult is a device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices—particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines.[1] Although the catapult has been used since ancient times, it has proven to be one of the most effective mechanisms during warfare. The word ‘catapult’ comes from the Latin ‘catapulta’, which in turn comes from the Greek καταπέλτης (katapeltēs), itself from (kata), “downwards”[2] + πάλλω (pallō), “to toss, to hurl”.[3][4] Catapults were invented by the ancient Greeks.[5][6]  (Dipetik dari Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) (Gambar hiasan di atas sebenarnya dikenali sebagai “Balista”)

Inilah contoh jenis senjata “manjanik”  yang ada digunakan di dalam peperangan Di Zaman KBU mungkin juga semasa pemerintahan KBA, contohnya ketika tentera-tentera Khalifah Yazid I menyerang Abdullah bin Zubair dan telah mengakibatkan beberapa kerosakan pada dinding-dinding Ka’bah di Mekah. (Dipetik dari Buku Pengajian Islam Dasar Empat, NBD)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s