Illustration of a catapult that would hurl stones and other projectiles at the enemy during the Middle Ages. These machines were used during the Crusades. They were especially useful during sieges when they could be used to hurl heavy stones at and over the walls of a city.

A Catapult Used to Hurl Projectiles in the Middle Ages

Illustration of a catapult that would hurl stones and other projectiles at the enemy during the Middle…

An illustration of a boy throwing a ball for a dog and a girl watching while holding a doll.

Boy Throwing Ball for Dog & Girl with Doll

An illustration of a boy throwing a ball for a dog and a girl watching while holding a doll.

An illustration of a horse throwing a man.

Horse Throwing Man

An illustration of a horse throwing a man.

"The Olympic games were of greater efficacy than the Amphictyonic Council in promoting the spirit of union among the various branches of the Greek race, and in keeping alive a feeling of their common origin. They were open to all persons who could prove their Hellenic blood, and were frequented by spectators from all parts of the Grecian world. They were celebrated at Olympia, on the banks of the alpheus, in the territory of Elis." — Smith, 1882

Hurling the javelin

"The Olympic games were of greater efficacy than the Amphictyonic Council in promoting the spirit of…

African iron missiles were throwing weapons that were hurled at enemies or shot from bows.

Iron Missiles

African iron missiles were throwing weapons that were hurled at enemies or shot from bows.

African iron missiles were throwing weapons that were hurled at enemies or shot from bows.

Iron Missiles

African iron missiles were throwing weapons that were hurled at enemies or shot from bows.

African iron missiles were throwing weapons that were hurled at enemies or shot from bows.

Iron Missiles

African iron missiles were throwing weapons that were hurled at enemies or shot from bows.

Children throwing snowballs at each other.

Snowball Fight

Children throwing snowballs at each other.

A throwing stick being used by Australian natives. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

Reindeer age articles, Throwing stick being used

A throwing stick being used by Australian natives. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

Throwing sticks made from reindeer horn. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

Reindeer age articles, Throwing sticks

Throwing sticks made from reindeer horn. Crafted during the Reindeer age.