For nearly 500 years, the purple-clad emperors of Byzantium were guarded on the battlefield and in their porphyry palace by an axe-wielding body of fierce Viking warriors: The Varangian Guard!
Russian Warriors by Angus McBride
Victory of the Varangian Rus over the Pechenegs at Eski Zagra, by Giuseppe Rava, 1122
The Battle of Antioch 1211 AD fought on the Meander (also known as the Battle of Alaşehir) was a military engagement near Antioch-on-the-Meander between the forces of the Empire of Nicaea and the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm. The Turkish defeat ensured continued Nicaean hegemony of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor. The Seljuk sultan, Kaykhusraw I, was killed on the field of battle. The battle took place near the modern town of Yamalak in Kuyucak district in Aydın Province.
‘Sebastapol: the Attack on the Redan” by Robert Hillingford (1899)
<strong>FORUM OF CONSTANTINE</strong>
SPAIN / Hispania (The end of Roman Hispania) - Alanos, pueblo de origen sármata (zona al norte del mar negro que actualmente pertenece a Rusia) se unieron a suevos y vándalos durante la invasión de la Galia romana y posteriormente de Hispania. Se asentaron en una amplia zona que abarca el centro, suroeste y sureste de la Península Ibérica. Guerreros Alanos