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8th Century

Potential Site for Viking ‘Thing’ discovered

Archaeologists believe that they have identified one of the Norse ‘Thing’ sites on the island Bute.

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753 BC the traditional date for Romulus’ founding of Rome

21 April – is the traditional date for the founding of Rome by Romulus.  Continue reading “753 BC the traditional date for Romulus’ founding of Rome”

Early medieval Muslim graves found in France

The authors of a recent artcile published in PLOS ONE aimed to determine if skeletons in three graves from a medieval site at Nimes, France are related to the Muslim presence in France in the 8th century. Continue reading “Early medieval Muslim graves found in France”

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