10 Facts You Should Know about Byzantine Empire

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7. Use of Greek Fire by Byzantine Navy

Byzantine Empire

The byzantine Navy used a flammable chemical which was pumped on to enemy ships it could not be extinguished easily.As per historians the chemical contain naphtha pitch, sulfur, lithium, potassium, metallic sodium, and calcium phosphate and petroleum base. The other nations also tried to adopt the technique but abandoned it as the chemical was dangerous for their own troops.


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