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Bysans och klimatförändringar

Den tyska tidningen Spiegel uppmärksammar en kanadensisk dokumentär från 2013 som handlar om 535-36 års köldknäpp, kanske mest känd från vår käre skrön- och krönikör Prokopios, men också från arkeologiska och… 251 more words

Justinian's Legacy

Justinian I, was a Byzatine Emperor who sought to revive the empire’s greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire, left behind an achievement that outlasted him and the Byzatine Empire. 307 more words


The day a bunch of hooligans almost toppled the Emperor

NOTE TO SELF: Never declare yourself out of commission without checking some “this date in history” collections. You never know what might pique your interest. 2,124 more words


DWD reblogged this on and that's the way it was and commented:

Technical problems have taken down attwiw.com central (actually I may still be able to do some blogging; the big loss is that I can't get to the freelance piece I'm working on), but luckily it's the right day to rerun one of my favorite "this day in history" posts I've done here so far. Enjoy!

November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker

November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 375 more words