The Bavarians from the Ground Up

Since written history doesn't spread very much light on the people who lived in sixth century Bavaria, let's literally look to the ground and examine what their cemeteries tell us about them. ¬†Aschheim is the only place where plague aDNA has been found, but as far as I know, it is the only Late Antique... Continue Reading →

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Emperor Justinian and the British Kings, c. 540

Roman historian¬†Procopius had a lot to complain about in his Secret History. Its pretty easy to say that he did a hatchet job on his bosses, Emperor Justinian and General Belisauris. Procopius was the Late Antique equivalent of a severely conservative 'think tank' founder, you know the type that queue up to appear on talk... Continue Reading →

Procopius’ indictment of ‘outlandish theories of natural science’

"During those times there was a plague that came close to wiping out the whole of mankind. Now for all the calamities that fall upon us from the heavens it might be possible for some bold man to venture a theory regarding their causes, like many marvelous theories about the causes that the experts in... Continue Reading →

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