Which were the best Ancient and Medieval siege weapons?

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Which were the best Ancient and Medieval siege weapons in terms of overall effectiveness?
 
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Here are some Ancient and Medieval siege weapons that come to my mind

Greek and Roman ballista

 

bartieboy

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Agreed to Pura here,
The Trebuchet was probably one of the most fearsome weapons in the siege arsenal.
 
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Flamethrowers







The one on top is the Ancient Greek flamethrower, while the one below is the Medieval Chinese flamethrower.
 
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Agreed to Pura here,
The Trebuchet was probably one of the most fearsome weapons in the siege arsenal.
I'm not saying that the trebuchet was the most fearsome of all siege weapons, I'm merely making some suggestions about the best ancient and medieval siege weapons.
 
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Ancient Indian war elephants




I consider them to be the ancient version of tanks. I think they were more similar to siege troops than to cavalry, so I include them on my list.