Did ancient conquerors punish their enemies by sowing ...
As for Carthage, we need to take that story with a pinch of salt too. When Scipio sacked Carthage at the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC, it’s not out of the question that he salted the ground. Salt was readily available at salt works and brine springs all over Italy, and the Romans had conquered Carthaginian salt works in north Africa.
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