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Matthew Paris' Map of Britain
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Matthew Paris' Map of Britain

Map of Great Britain by Matthew Paris (c. 1199-1259), made c. 1250. From the manuscript Epitome of Chronicles, BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI, fol. 12v. (British Library)
Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult
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Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult

Two couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult by Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1438 CE) Czartoryski Museum
Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade
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Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade

Like most Gothic cathedrals, the west façade of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris is tri-portaled, meaning it has three entranceways. Above each door is an elaborately carved tympanum depicting a story through sculpture, an accessible...
Paris & Oenone
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Paris & Oenone

Mantlepiece with relief of Paris and Oenone, 1738 CE, made by Jean Baptiste Xavery for the principal room of the house at 48 Rapenburg in Leiden, where Diederick, Baron van Leyden, livedRijkmuseum, Amsterdam.
Ragnar Lothbrok's Sons & King Ælla's Messengers
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Ragnar Lothbrok's Sons & King Ælla's Messengers

Painting depicting the messengers of King Ælla of Northumbria (r. c. 866 CE) bringing the sons of the legendary Viking hero Ragnar Lothbrok their father's last words. The legends say Ragnar, after invading the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms with only...
Viking Age Helmet
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Viking Age Helmet

The Viking Age helmet pictured here is known as the Gjermundbu helmet, named after the farm it was found at near Haugsbygd, Norway, in 1943 CE. It was located inside a Viking Age burial chamber. Although at the time of discovery it was in...
Iliad
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Iliad

Homer's Iliad describes the final year of the Trojan War, a legendary conflict between an alliance of Greek cities and the city of Troy in Anatolia. It was probably written in the 8th century BCE after a long oral tradition. The Greeks themselves...
The Real Vikings: A Documentary
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The Real Vikings: A Documentary

Popular, modern conceptions of the Vikings—the term frequently applied to their modern descendants and the inhabitants of modern Scandinavia— strongly differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and historical sources. A...
The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok
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The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok

The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (Ragnarr Loðbrók) is an outstanding Old Norse tale, and the foremost medieval source for the legend of the most famous Viking hero. Dr. Jackson Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator...
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The Trojan War ("Tainted Love" by Soft Cell)

Sorry, no Brad Pitt or Orlando Bloom, just Mrs. B and some black figure art.
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