Tag: Antiquity

0 A.D. – A Free, Open-Source Video Game In The Style Of Age Of Empires

0 A.D. – Empires Ascendant is a free, open-source, cross-platform RTS developed by Wildfire Games슠and released in July, 2017 as a stable version (although still in continuous development). Initially conceived solely as a mod for Age Of Empires II: The Age of Kings in 2001, the team of independent developers from Wildfire Games decided to…


Odin – The One-Eyed Wise God Of The Norse Mythology

Odin (originally known in Old Norse as 쎓쎰inn and in Old English as W얍den) is one of the most important divinities in the Norse mythology. He is part of the슠쎆sir branch of gods along with (among others) Frigg (his wife; the goddess of wisdom),슠Baldr (his son with goddess Frigg; god of justice), Thor (his son;…


The Viksø Helmets – Denmark’s Sacred Artefacts From The Bronze Age

The Viks쎸 helmets are some of the most reputed and prominent artefacts dating from the Bronze Age in Denmark. These ancient relics were discovered in 1942 on the site of a bog called Br쎸ns Mose located westward of the small town of Veks쎸 on the island of Zealand.슠 These two helmets were dated from the…


The Goths: The History Of A Forgotten Ancient People Of The North

Historical Background (Ancient History/Early Medieval History) The Goths were an ancient Germanic-speaking population of Northern Europe who considerably contributed (alongside other Germanic and Slavic peoples of the Migration period) to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD.슠Their geographic origins are rather debated by many contemporary historians. Although it is clear…


The History Of Skiing In Scandinavia – How The Norsemen Started Skiing

Skiing is a very popular sport in the mountainous regions of the world nowadays. It is mainly practiced for fun by many amateurs, but also professionally, and is quite noteworthy for such countries as Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria, or the United States when it comes to the Winter Olympics. The etymology of this sport…