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nevals04 Jul 2024 6:59 a.m. PST
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MajorB04 Jul 2024 8:51 a.m. PST

Weren't they the Varangian Guard?

Grelber04 Jul 2024 9:49 a.m. PST

Varangians came along several centuries later, under the emperors of the Macedonian dynasty.
The last Western Roman emperor was deposed in 476 AD. However, the Roman cultural and economic world survived well past that, and it would still have been intact during the period covered by the article (the 500s AD). The cultural and economic unity of the Mediterranean world was finally shattered by the Moslem conquests of the mid-600s.


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2024 4:33 p.m. PST

Surely, just English tourists looking for a pub & a fish & Chips shop?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 5:56 a.m. PST

That was interesting, indeed. Sometimes we forget just how mobile and inter-mingling our ancestors actually were. A good set of legs and occasionally a fairly basic boat can take a person thousands of miles and back againó and our ancestors often did just that.

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