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    Ancient Assyrian scuba diving - photo

    Bas relief depicting an Assyrian soldier crossing a river using an air-filled sheepskin bag.




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    I'm wondering why they choose not to depict the rocks that soldiers had to be carrying to keep him submerged? That's a LOT of buoyancy in the airbag!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeVanGeaux View Post
    I'm wondering why they choose not to depict the rocks that soldiers had to be carrying to keep him submerged? That's a LOT of buoyancy in the airbag!!
    It was a concept drawing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEM2008 View Post
    It was a concept drawing!
    My bad! I thought the sarcasm was a little more apparent.

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    I thought you were making a very good point. It's all in fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeVanGeaux View Post
    I'm wondering why they choose not to depict the rocks that soldiers had to be carrying to keep him submerged? That's a LOT of buoyancy in the airbag!!
    Balls that big was all the counter weight the ancient needed!

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    scuba diving or smoking somethen....



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