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Seleucid troops

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A fine representation of Seleucid troops from a Russian journal as I can recall. Kudos to the creators. As I can see, from left to right there are a Seleucid Elite trooper

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Carnyx, the war trumpet of the Celts

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A fine reenactment of a Gallic warrior blowing a carnyx, the war trumpet of the Celts. The carnyx was a kind of trumpet used in warfare, probably to incite troops to battle and intimidate opponents, as Polybius recounts. Reenactor group uknown. Kudos to them.

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Scandinavian warriors found in medieval graves in Poland

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Republication from the history blog  

Z-type sword found in chamber grave. Photo by J.Szmit.

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Four richly-adorned graves found in a medieval cemetery in the village of Ciepłe, Eastern Pomerania, Poland, contained the remains of Scandinavian men, not the early Piast elite. The burials date to the time of the first king of Poland, Bolesław I the Brave (b. 967 – d. 1025) and were located in the center of the cemetery. They are the oldest of the 60-plus graves unearthed thus far and stand out for their high quality and their grave goods.

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Merry Christmas /Καλά Χριστούγεννα

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Assyrian Empire 750-625 BCE

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A detailed map of the Assyrian Empire, one of my favourite historical topics, at its greater expanse in 750-625 BCE. The map notes the limits of the empire during the reign of Sargon II (specifically in 720 BCE) and under Assurbanipal (in 640 BCE).

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Ανδρούτσος ή Κολανδρούτσος Γεώργιος (1782; -1849): ο ναύαρχος των Σπετσών

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Αναδημοσίευση από argolikivivliothiki.gr

Μία από τις σημαντικότερες μορφές του ναυτικού Αγώνα του 1821, ο Γεώργιος Ανδρούτσος, γνωστότερος σαν Κολανδρούτσος, γεννήθηκε στις Σπέτσες γύρω στα 1782. Ιδιοκτήτης του βρικιού «Παγκρατίων», που ναυπήγησε στις Σπέτσες το 1813, ασχολήθηκε δραστήρια με το ναυτεμπόριο της εποχής αποκτώντας παράλληλα την απαραίτητη για τον κατοπινό αγώνα εξαιρετική ναυτική εμπειρία.

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