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CATEGORY: Fall of Rome
8 Things You Might Not Know About Attila the Hun
June 6, 2016

Known as “Flagellum Dei,” or “scourge of God,” Attila the Hun was one of the most fearsome enemies the Romans ever faced. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Byzantine Empire
June 2, 2016

Explore 10 fascinating facts about the medieval empire that bridged the gap between the classical world and the Renaissance. Read More

6 Reasons the Dark Ages Weren’t So Dark
May 31, 2016

The centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D. are often referred to as the Dark Ages—but were they really? Read More

8 Famous Barbarian Leaders
May 31, 2016

In the waning centuries of the Roman Empire, these fierce warrior leaders tested their mettle in brutal clashes with the Romans, and with each other. Read More

These Are the 7 Weapons the Barbarians Used to Take Down Rome
May 31, 2016

The Romans described the civilizations that lived beyond their borders as savage “barbarians,” but these ancient tribes were anything but primitive. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators
March 4, 2014

Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment. Read More

8 Reasons Why Rome Fell
January 14, 2014

Find out why one of history's most legendary empires finally came crashing down. Read More