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Around the 9th century AD a local chieftain built these defensive

Around the 9th century AD a local chieftain built these defensive

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After having bested both the Tang dynasty and the Tibetan empire in the 8th century, by the 9th century the small kingdom of Nanzhao embarked on an ...

The Battle of Stiklestad (by Peter Nicolai Arbo)

However, most of these people would not have called themselves Vikings. In the old Norse language, the word víkingr means pirate or raider, and few of these ...

During the late Iron-Age, Lofoten chiefdoms were actively increasing their wealth through tribute and trade. These chieftains owned large farms, built fine ...

Anglo-Saxon England.

Gaelic Ireland

CARRIGROHANE, BALLINCOLLIG: excavation of a CHIEFTAIN'S DEFENSIVE DWELLING

After having bested both the Tang dynasty and the Tibetan empire in the 8th century, by the 9th century the small kingdom of Nanzhao embarked on an ...

Vikings: Raiding and Trading in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Norway

loher cashel, drystone ring fort, ring of kerry lookout, ireland. Around the 9th century AD, a local chieftain built these defensive ...

Danish Viking chieftain and raider confronted by Franks, northern France, Late 9th Century. Art by Angus McBride

Uncovering an Iron-Age chieftain's long-house

seven wonder plaque.

File photo The Shiprock football team returns a bevy of starters from last year's team, including eight on offense and nine on defense. The Chieftains will ...

... no doubt plenty of sporadic raiding, trade rather than plunder was the main reason that the Vikings penetrated deep into Russia during the 9th- century.

One Norwegian chieftain from the 9th century who went on such expeditions was Ottar from Hålogaland, to the north of Lofoten. In his travelogue from the 9th ...

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Trade negotiations in the country of Eastern Slavs. Pictures of Russian history

A picture of iron age people with the sunsetting at Drombeg Stone Circle

Volume 4 | Spring 2018. DEFENCE STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS The official journal of ...

ANCIENT GREECE A Political, Social, and Cultural History Sarah B. Pomeroy Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center

Map showing location of the Lofoten Islands with trade and colonisation routes

How did Alfred the Great confront the Danish invasions of 865-878? Read inside for more.

Europe around 900

5th century: The rise of royal estates

A map of the Anglo-Saxon and British kingdoms (around the 8th century AD)

The Tang dynasty is considered by many people to be the golden age of Chinese civilization. Its emperors presided over one of the greatest periods of ...

The West Seaxe made a breakthrough against the Dumnonian defensive lines at the battle of Bradford-upon-Avon in AD 652. This meant making use of the gap in ...

Warfare and Society in the Carolingian Ostmark

From the 8th to the 11th century, there was an expansion of Viking influence from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden into eastern and western Europe.

Sugar Loaf Mountain with Yellow Gorse growing on its sided - Enniskerry - Wicklow - Ireland

Danish seamen, painted mid-twelfth century.

Ipswich continues CAL dominance, beat Masco in defensive struggle

They left their imprint in large numbers of inscriptions and, in one of them, the name Bengaluru appears, traced to a small, 9th century CE settlement ruled ...

"In many respects the Vikings were the medieval equivalent of organized crime," says Simon Keynes, a professor of Anglo-Saxon history at Cambridge ...

Artist's depiction of the Battle of Brunanburh (937 AD), one of the most

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Aside from scattered references in ancient sources, Scandinavia was little known to the rest of the world before the VIKING raiders from the region began ...

have attacked the rampart to the east and the weak point of the defense ...

The Icelandic Police training to become the Iceland Defense Force.

These stone forts are only examples of the thousands in Ireland, though not all of them are in anywhere near as good condition. If you ever get the chance ...

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One of the features for the defence of the Auckland Harbour was the minefield which went from North Head to Bastion Point.

Institute of Manuscripts, Baku

An amateur archaeologist discovers the field where wily Germanic warriors halted the spread of the Roman Empire

Built around 1105 the castle occupies its perch on an outcrop above the River Tywi. The original motte was augmented by stone defenses in the early 13th ...

So much to explore all around the headland…

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Vikings took slaves in their raids and after battles. These slaves were always welcomed in the slave markets of Constantinople and Baghdad.

While claims are made of 12th century origins, in its present form Lackeen Castle, County Tipperary is an example of the later Irish tower house. These ...

A page from the Book of Kells, made by Gaelic monastic scribes in the 9th century

Although the building of these defensive sites stopped after the 10th century, they continued to be used and occupied as late as the 18th century (in both ...

Federico Zuccaro's 16th-century depiction of Emperor Frederick I's deditio to Pope Alexander III at Venice in 1177 (Digital image courtesy of the Getty's ...

These stone forts are only examples of the thousands in Ireland, though not all of them are in anywhere near as good condition. If you ever get the chance ...

Map of the Battle of Medway on 1st June 43 AD in the Roman Invasion of

Experts have discovered a third structure within the Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, revealing that it was built like a Russian nesting doll.

Being so far from Bokhara, Kabul reverted to the rule of the local chiefs who were most probably invested by the Amirs of Bokhara to whom they paid a yearly ...

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That this system is derived from earlier Celtic patterns, and not just an innovation of Welsh or Brythonic society, is suggested by the fact that an ...

road intersection near killarney, ireland

These texts, written in Teutonic and Norse tongues, used alphabets that have survived to the present in ...

Aggressive expansions.

Calls for a kirk in the Herra, ...

Caernarfon Roman Fort, which was known as Segontium, was constructed around AD 77 to control the Mendai straits. Originally a timber fortification, ...

Caspian Gates To Northern Turkic Lands

A picture of iron age people with the sunsetting at Drombeg Stone Circle | History | County cork ireland, Ireland travel, County cork

A parish boundary for Berg is suggested, but it is uncertain which farms belonged to this parish in the early Middle Ages, as the parish became a part of ...

First page of the Illuminated Chronicle

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Their sound, which is almost entirely instrumental and largely built around uilleann ...

Muslim King Sher Shah Suri (1488 - 1545), the Afghan emperor, revived his capital and constructed a fort at Patna on a strategic location and put a boundary ...

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These stone forts are only examples of the thousands in Ireland, though not all of them are in anywhere near as good condition. If you ever get the chance ...

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Eriksson, LeifLeif Eriksson sailing off the coast of Vinland. © Bettmann/Corbis

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Another change that occurred as a result of the Viking attacks was that some of the more desirable targets were fortified or modified, making them less ...

“A late 18th century thangka of Tibetanised Guanyu (Kwan lo ye/ Sprin ring rgyal po)” Credit: Himalyan Art Resources item no. 88591

... exercising considerable power and autonomy in the shadow of the two colossal Buddhas that made this place famous for the next eleven centuries.

The Viking chieftain Hastings rises from the coffin and grasps his ax

333 – Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 by David Nicole and Angus McBride (Illustrator). B1: Sviatoslav of Kiev, 971 AD. B2: Druzhina warrior of Pagan Rus' ...

Our Drive Over The Caha Mountains To Killarney

Batavians: Battle of Medway on 1st June 43 AD in the Roman Invasion of Britain

The old Feudal system is beginning to give way to early Modern Europe

The 'Sea Stallion', a replica based on the remains of the Viking longship known as Skuldelev 2 built in the 11th century CE in Dublin, but found sunk in ...