Tag: Antiquity

A Brief History Of The Goths And Their Kingdoms

The Goths were an Eastern Germanic tribe which might have quite likely originated on the island of Gotland (from present-day Götaland, southern Sweden) in the Baltic Sea. They spoke the Gothic language, an extinct East Germanic language that mostly faded away by the 9th century AD. They were referred to as ‘Gutar/Gotar’ in Old Norse…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Celts

10. The Celts didn’t fight naked As opposed to a widely spread misconception (stemming mostly from Roman texts), the Celts worn sophisticated armours and were quite skillful smiths as well. They were using leather padding and worn both metal plates and mailles. They also used a wide variety of weapons including swords (coming in all varieties,…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Greeks

Here’s a list of 10 most interesting facts about the Ancient Greeks, their society, and culture: 10. The Athenian democracy is the eldest form of democracy in the world. At each political gathering held in Ancient Athens there were at least 6,000 citizens present. So it is that they would usually meet on the slopes…


Top 10 Interesting Historical Facts About The Romans

Here’s a list of 10 most interesting historical facts about the Romans, their society and culture: 10. The Romans ate an earlier form of pizza. Although the pizza we know today differs very much from the earlier form the Romans used to eat, there is a passage in the ‘War Commentaries of Caesar’ which depicts…


Halloween, Its Ancient Celtic Origins, And The Emerald Isle

What some people might not know about Halloween is the fact that it traces its roots from Celtic history. So it is that, initially, the holiday was largely related to the feasts influenced by Celtic harvest festivals in ancient Ireland, especially to the Gaelic Samhain, having thus pagan origins. Subsequently, Samhain was Christianised and became…