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How Turks Came To Anatolia: The Battle Of Manzikert

The Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine army in 1071 Manzikert Battle and opened up Anatolia for Turkish rule. This is how the seeds of the Ottoman Empire were planted. by ZEYNEP ŞAHIN First published in TRT World The Battle of … Continue reading

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A Byzantine ancestor to same-sex marriage?

You might think same-sex marriage is something completely new. You would be mostly right, but history has other things to show us. History is not as familiar as we sometimes think it is. by Mark Masterson First published in The Conversation … Continue reading

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Eastern Roman gold coins found in 1,500-year-old Chinese tomb

Continuing the theme of the trade between the eastern Roman empire and China, this report points towards active trade and travel between Constantinople and China in the 6th Century. First published in the GB Times 7 July 2017 Two Eastern … Continue reading

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Good Friday in Medieval Jerusalem

Dear Readers, I wish you all, wherever you may be, a happy and peaceful Easter. Please enjoy this beautiful spiritual music from Cappella Romana on this special day, the day that Christ laid down his life for us all.

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The first Byzantine Museum in the Peloponnese opens in Argos

Just in time for your summer holiday visit to the Peloponnese, a new museum dedicated to Byzantine history and culture has opened its doors in Argos. It opened its gates to the public on 9 March 2017.The foundation of the … Continue reading

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A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world

Through the wonders of the complex web and links of social media I came across this post the other day by Dr Caitlin Green on her personal website. She is a historian and writer whose professional interests lie in the … Continue reading

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When the Vikings met the Greeks: Lion of Piraeus etched with Nordic runes

The mere utterance of the word Vikings, or Northmen as they were also known, used to strike fear in the hearts of the British just before and during the high middle ages, once these raiders found their way to the … Continue reading

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