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Roman sacrifice – animals and incense – Roman religion

By |2018-04-09T10:31:19+00:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|

Sacrificing a cow, a sheep, and a pig in the Late Republic Probably around the time people began farming their food and raising tame animals for their meat, which in Italy was about 5000 BC, people also began to sacrifice animals to their gods. This was the same thing people did in West Asia - including the Zoroastrians and the Jews - and in Greece at the [...]

Constantius and Julian – Later Roman Empire

By |2018-03-19T14:06:16+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Constantius II, son of Constantine Constantine II, Constantius, and Constans The Roman emperor Constantine died in his 60s in 337 AD. His three surviving sons split the Empire among them, but they soon fought among themselves, and with rebels in Gaul (France), until by 350 AD his son Constantius II was the only [...]

Conciergerie – Paris, France

By |2017-07-30T18:14:23+00:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Conciergerie: the king's castle in Paris (parts of it from the 1300 AD) The Conciergerie was the castle where the kings and queens of France lived when they were in Paris. Originally this was the Roman fort, where the Roman commander of Paris lived. The Roman general Julian was acclaimed emperor here in 361 AD. This Roman fort lasted for more [...]