Rubén Sáez was born on November 2, 1978 in the town of Teruel. After completing the Bachelor of Arts in Teruel, a doctorate in history at the Complutense University of Madrid in June 2004, obtaining the qualification of Cum Laude with a thesis entitled “The Poliorcetes in the Ancient World.” It was precisely the research on techniques and siege machines in antiquity which took him to get the National Defence Award 2004, awarded by the Ministry of Defence, in its mode of Military History and Geography.Author of countless articles and books
He is the author of many articles and books on military technology throughout history, with special emphasis on the machinery of ancient and medieval siege. He has also participated in numerous national and international conferences in which he has presented the main innovations that work on Poliorcetes have brought in recent years.
But, undoubtedly, his greatest contribution to the world of Greco-Roman siege engines lies in its investigation of Experimental Archaeology. In this context highlights a comprehensive reconstruction project of all siege engines used by the world during the Ancient and Medieval project is in its early stages, culminating in an international exhibition on the theme that will collect about 40 machines scale.
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He currently works as a consultant on numerous projects of national scope. Among them Segeda Project, directing the reconstruction of a Roman siege tower 14 meters high, designed to function as a center for interpretation of the Roman army. On the other hand, directs the Center for Interpretation of the War of the Two Pedros in the newly rebuilt wall of Teruel. Also working on other projects with groups of archaeological reconstruction, national and international military linked to the world Greco-Roman and medieval siege engines rebuilt for museums and archaeological sites throughout Europe.