Tag: Antiquity

Cats Voyaged With The Vikings On Their Longships, Genetic Study Reveals

According to the most important study on the genetics of the cats that was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, United Kingdom, in late September, 2016, it has been revealed that our cuddly feline companions migrated to Eurasia and Africa concomitantly with the first human farmers. Furthermore, the same research highlights the fact that…


A Brief History Of The Goths And Their Kingdoms

The Goths were an Eastern Germanic tribe which might have quite likely originated on the island of Gotland (from present-day Götaland, southern Sweden) in the Baltic Sea. They spoke the Gothic language, an extinct East Germanic language that mostly faded away by the 9th century AD. They were referred to as ‘Gutar/Gotar’ in Old Norse…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Celts

10. The Celts didn’t fight naked As opposed to a widely spread misconception (stemming mostly from Roman texts), the Celts worn sophisticated armours and were quite skillful smiths as well. They were using leather padding and worn both metal plates and mailles. They also used a wide variety of weapons including swords (coming in all varieties,…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Greeks

10. The Athenian democracy is the eldest form of democracy in the world. At each political gathering held in Ancient Athens there were at least 6,000 citizens present. So it is that they would usually meet on the slopes of a hill and cast their vote by raising their hands. 9. Sometimes, after a victory…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Romans

10. The Romans ate an earlier form of pizza. Although the pizza we know today differs very much from the earlier form the Romans used to eat, there is a passage in the ‘War Commentaries of Caesar’ which depicts an episode in which the Roman troops were quite upset because of the fact that they…