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  1. Theodoric the Great and His Ostrogothic Mausoleum

    ... the Ostrogoths from 475 to 526 AD. Born in 454 AD to the Gothic king Theodemir, Theodoric became the founder of the ... the Ostrogoths from 475 to 526 AD. Born in 454 AD to the Gothic king Theodemir, Theodoric became the founder of the ... combination of Roman construction and Christian Gothic designs makes it a paramount feature of the ...

    Riley Winters - 28/08/2020 - 01:43

  2. Ostrogothic Kingdom – The Rise and Fall of the Eastern Goths

    ... Kingdom The Amalungs were one of the prominent Germanic Gothic ruling dynasties, and in 454 AD, the head of the ... us today, he is known as Theodoric, and this heir of the Gothic Amalung dynasty would be the one to completely change ... army liberated Milan, then Cremona, and laid siege to the Gothic capital at Pavia. Things were looking up for Odoacer ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 16/12/2019 - 13:57

  3. How Were They Made? Unlocking the 500-Year-Old Secret to Gothic Miniature Boxwood Carvings

    ... not anymore.  An Introduction to the Magnificent Gothic Boxwood Carvings If you’re into religious art and ... Suda co-leaded a five-year study of the secrets behind the Gothic boxwood carvings. It was an international ... we're still thinking about that today." "Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures" was an exhibition at the Art ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 10/03/2017 - 18:55

  4. Deciphering the Truth Behind the Moors in Spain

    Al-Andalus is the name given to the Iberian Peninsula when it was under Muslim rule. Islam arrived in that region with the arrival of the Moors during the 8th century AD, and succeeded in conquering almost the entire peninsula in less than a decade.

    dhwty - 02/06/2020 - 18:53

  5. The Incredible Discovery of the Golden Pietroasele Treasure

    ... County, Romania. The gold artifacts have been dated to the Gothic period, specifically between the late 4 th century AD ... is that its objects allow us to gain some understanding of Gothic society during that period of time. As an example, the ... cup. Eagle-shaped middle fibulae, worn in pairs by gothic women ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) A Peek into The Paranormal ...

    dhwty - 18/09/2016 - 21:53

  6. Three Burnt Skeletons: Gruesome Evidence of Gothic Fires that Razed a 3rd Century Bulgarian City

    ... collapsing buildings, and shouts of pain rang out amongst Gothic war cries in Philippopolis. The two people looked at ... collapsing buildings, and shouts of pain rang out amongst Gothic war cries in Philippopolis. The two people looked at ... McDermott Three Burnt Skeletons: Gruesome Evidence of Gothic Fires that Razed a 3rd Century Bulgarian City ...

    Alicia McDermott - 15/05/2018 - 22:59

  7. Amalasuntha: The Comely and Quick-Witted Queen of the Ostrogoths Whose Life Ended in Tragedy

    Amalasuntha was a regent of the Ostrogoths who lived during the Late Antique period, i.e. the 6th century AD. This was the period after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, when Italy was under the rule of the Ostrogoths. She was a strong and powerful woman who had her wits about her and made sure she got what she wanted, for as long as possible. However, the roles women were expected to hold in her time brought about betrayal and her demise.

    dhwty - 15/01/2017 - 03:51

  8. Would You Visit Five Centuries of Bones? The Scary Spanish Ossuary of Wamba

    What could be more frightening than a chamber full of bones? Perhaps only the awareness of being surrounded by the remains of 3000 people who died between the 13th and 18th century, while having a possible Visigoth cemetery under your feet. This creepy experience is available for the brave in Wamba, Spain.

    Natalia Klimczak - 19/02/2017 - 14:09

  9. Notre-Dame Basilica: A Big Church with a Remarkable 7000 Pipe Organ

    ... the city. Notre-Dame Basilica was built in the Neo-Gothic architectural style The large church was built on a ... landmark. It was built in the 19 th century in the neo-Gothic style, which sought to reproduce the architecture of medieval Europe. The basilica has many classic Neo-Gothic architectural elements such as pointed arches and ...

    Ed Whelan - 28/09/2018 - 01:50

  10. How Ancient Rome Dealt with the Barbarians at the Gate

    ... – Evidence for Parallel Universes? Or an Embellishment? Gothic soldiers (Missorium of Theodosius I). ( CC0 ) The year ... Border Security To understand how the arrival of these Gothic tribes created a crisis for the late Roman Empire, we ... in this description. According to Ammianus, one of the Gothic tribes (the Thervingi) sent envoys to the eastern ...

    ancient-origins - 15/02/2019 - 14:02

  11. The Exceptional Story of the Kovel Spearhead, Who Made it and Where is it Today?

    ... the spear’s trajectory. The spearhead is identified as Gothic because of the nominative – s, while if it were of ... ( Mark David ) Cultural Significance of the Unique Gothic Relic Some historians believe that the crescent shape ... spears had magical qualities - and according to their Gothic traditions, impaling your enemy with great force ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 31/01/2017 - 20:03

  12. Notre Dame de Paris: Survivor of 850 Years of Upheaval, Revolution, World Wars and Fire

    ... as ‘Our Lady of Paris’) is one of the best-known Gothic cathedrals in the world and among the most famous ... as ‘Our Lady of Paris’) is one of the best-known Gothic cathedrals in the world and among the most famous ... architecture was dominated by the Romanesque style . The Gothic style emerged during the 12 th century, grew in ...

    dhwty - 20/04/2019 - 01:55

  13. Witches, Monsters and Dragons, All at Frankenstein Castle

    ... because of a witch’s spell. Frankenstein Castle, a Gothic Ruin The partly ruined castle is situated on a hill ... parts of the castle are the two towers, built in the neo-Gothic style and dating from the 19 th century. Sections of ... / Adobe Stock By Ed Whelan References Aguirre, M. (2013). Gothic fiction and folk-narrative structure: The case of Mary ...

    Ed Whelan - 10/06/2020 - 01:33

  14. Epic Battle between Goths and Greeks Revealed in Long Lost Ancient Text

    A dramatic passage detailing a Gothic invasion of the Roman Empire in an ancient text that ... ancient historian Dexippus’ third-century account of the Gothic invasion was copied in an 11 th century manuscript ... columns with the assistance of many hands.” So the Gothic forces turned toward Athens, which was then part of ...

    Mark Miller - 20/03/2016 - 00:06

  15. The End of the Huns: The Death of Attila and the Fall of the Hunnic Empire

    ... warned by his men not to attack Rome, as Alaric I, the Gothic ruler who had sacked the city in 410 AD, had died ... after this accomplishment. According to superstition, the Gothic ruler’s death was due to his attack on this great ...

    dhwty - 13/05/2019 - 22:09

  16. King Alaric: His Famous Sacking of Rome, Secretive Burial, and Lost Treasure

    ... that Alaric would control Rome. In Claudian’s poem, The Gothic War , these words are placed in Alaric’s mouth: ... to the historian Zosimus, was strengthened when 30,000 Gothic soldiers who were serving in the Roman army defected ... Claudian, The Gothic War [Online] [Platnauer, M. (trans.), 1922. ...

    dhwty - 26/09/2018 - 02:21

  17. The ‘Real’ St. Valentine Was No Patron of Love

    By Lisa Bitel / The Conversation

    On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity, I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.

    ancient-origins - 14/02/2019 - 19:02

  18. Race is on to save Ancient Town from Housing Development in Madrid

    The government of Madrid in Spain is planning to build a massive housing community over the archaeologically significant Visigothic necropolis of Vicálvaro which is the burial ground for 1,500 bodies dating back to between the 5th and 8th centuries AD. Now the hunt is on to find the lost city that produced the bodies and which must be in a nearby area.

    aprilholloway - 30/06/2013 - 02:23

  19. Hundreds of Skeletons Uncovered During Westminster Abbey Excavation

    ... of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large predominantly Gothic abbey located to the west of the Palace of ... III in 1245 AD, and was created to emulate the great Gothic churches and cathedrals then being built in France. As such, it represents one of the most important Gothic buildings in the United Kingdom. The reason this ...

    ashley cowie - 24/08/2020 - 16:46

  20. The Deadly Victoria Hall Stampede Tragedy

    ... Victoria Hall as an imposing brick building built in the Gothic Revival (known also as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) style, which was in vogue during that period. The ...

    dhwty - 29/10/2019 - 17:58