Category Archives: ANCIENT HISTORY

How Vikings honoured their dead

How Vikings honoured their dead


Elite Viking funerals were like giant theatrical performances, according to new researches. Piecing together evidence from Viking art, mythology and archeology and from non-Viking historical texts, Aberdeen University professor, Neil Price, has concluded that drama formed a key element in Norse funerary ritual from at least the eight to the tenth century.

Claudius I – The Wisest Fool in Rome

Claudius I – The Wisest Fool in Rome

“What an artist the world is losing in me!” – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (August 1, 10 B.C.E. – October 13, 54)

As news of Caligula‘s assassination spread, the senate gathered in haste, several of them ready to press their own claims to the succession, other urged that the moment had come to restore the republic.