Megalithic Portugal: Possible astronomical orientation of the Carregal do Sal dolmens

In this post we present selected parts of the very informative paper titled: “Landscape and Astronomy in Megalithic Portugal: the Carregal do Sal Nucleus and Star Mountain Range“, by Fabio Silva, 2012. Continue reading “Megalithic Portugal: Possible astronomical orientation of the Carregal do Sal dolmens”

Raising an army in Post-Roman Europe – The 7th century Germany & Scandinavia

From the early seventh century the sources available to us are more numerous and more evenly distributed across the west. By this period, the ‘ethnic’ armies descended from the late Roman field armies had evolved into armies raised from classes of landowners. This evolution continued through the seventh century. Continue reading “Raising an army in Post-Roman Europe – The 7th century Germany & Scandinavia”

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