The Vikings in Ireland
In early Medieval Europe, a prime subject of frightening tales-come-true were the famously marauding and pillaging Vikings, spilling out of their dragon-headed...
A 3rd Century BCE gold fibula depicting a Celtic warrior. A Celtic warrior with a sword, oval shield, and pointed helmet is depicted defending himself...
Cilicia is the ancient Roman name for the southeastern region of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). It is referenced in the biblical books of Acts and...
Life in a Japanese Buddhist Monastery
Buddhist monasteries have been part of the Japanese cultural landscape ever since the 7th century CE, and they remained both powerful and socially important...
Foreign Influences & Imported Luxuries in Thrace
Defining Thracian art is a difficult task due to the fact that what we call today Thrace was never a single unified state but, rather, a collection...
Conflict & Celts: The Creation of Ancient Galatia
Galatia was the most long-lasting and powerful Celtic settlement outside of Europe. It was the only kingdom of note to be forged during the Celtic invasions...
Emperor of Japan
The emperor of Japan is a position as the head of state which traditionally dates back to the 7th century BCE and the legendary figure of Emperor Jimmu...
Swords used by Japanese samurai were renowned for the craftsmanship which produced strong yet flexible curved steel blades with a single, super-sharp...
The samurai (also bushi) were a class of warriors which arose in the 10th century CE in Japan and which performed military service until the 19th...
The shoguns of medieval Japan were military dictators who ruled the country via a feudal system where a vassal’s military service and loyalty...
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