"An illumination of a scene from the Skylitzes Chronicle, depicting a Thracesian woman killing a Varangian who tried to rape her, whereupon his comrades praised her and gave her his possessions" [Source: Varangian Guard - Wikipedia]

"An illumination of a scene from the Skylitzes Chronicle, depicting a Thracesian woman killing a Varangian who tried to rape her, whereupon his comrades praised her and gave her his possessions" [Source: Varangian Guard - Wikipedia]

Byzantine bureaucracy and aristocracy. Painting of Emperor Basil II in triumphal garb, exemplifying the Imperial Crown handed down by Angels.

Byzantine bureaucracy and aristocracy. Painting of Emperor Basil II in triumphal garb, exemplifying the Imperial Crown handed down by Angels.

battle of sasireti | Varangian Guardsmen, an illumination from the 11th century chronicle ...

Vikings in Georgia

Danielis, Basilios I. und Leo VI. Aus einem Manuskript der Chronik von Johannes Skylitzes (12. Jhd.) Madrid, Nationalbibliothek. Entnommen aus: Greek Ministry of Culture.

Danielis, Basilios I. und Leo VI. Aus einem Manuskript der Chronik von Johannes Skylitzes (12. Jhd.) Madrid, Nationalbibliothek. Entnommen aus: Greek Ministry of Culture.

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