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    Crusade-era hand grenades found in Jerusalem

    (ORDO NEWS) — A new study of pottery remains from the 11th-12th centuries has shown that the soldiers in the Holy Land could use exploding ammunition. During excavations in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem, archaeologists found fragments of four sphero-conical vessels. These are such small ceramic vessels with very thick walls, a narrow neck and a conical bottom, so that they do not stand upright, but lie on their side,…