The Great Migration beginning in the late 4th century is one of the major factors that lead to the eventual collapse of the Western Roman Empire. As the waves of various Germanic tribes were fleeing the incoming Huns entering the European steppes, in time it was more than Rome could handle.
The Great Migration: When Matters Went South Between the Thervingi Goths & Rome
For this newest chapter of A.D. History, we look at a particularly heinous episode when the Thervingi Goths were granted permission to resettle in Thrace (modern day Bulgaria), and utter disaster ensued.
Could this disaster have been avoided? What really went wrong in this situation? Was it malice, or mere incompetence? You decide in what is part one of this two part epic presentation.
Teotihuacan: The Jewel of Ancient Mesoamerica
We also globe trot to ancient Mesoamerica, and explore the incredible city of Teotihuacan, located very near modern Mexico City.
As we delve into what archeologists and historians know about the ancient city state, we discuss the rise and rule of the individual only known to posterity as “Spear Thrower Owl”; a name given by archeologists due to the glyphs identified with this figure who dominated the late 4th century.
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