|Unfortunately, the very worn Arabic inscription on the rear of the portion |
of the Islamic Gun (1) has yet to be interpreted. The massive late medieval
iron arrow (2) found in the citadel of Damascus and now in the Musee del'
Armee in Paris was probably fired from such a gun.
D. Nicolle et al, "Medieval Siege Weapons (2)," New Vanguard 69, Osprey, page 45