Tag Archive | Sassanid Empire

Julian the Apostate_Gods and Legions

Gods and Legions is about a late Roman Emperor by the name of Julian. He was a bit of a military genius and won a smashing victory against the Alamanni (A Germanic super-tribe) invading Gaul in 357 A.D. while heavily outnumbered. Julian was also a bit of an anomaly. He reversed the Roman State religion […]

Jerusalem-A Battlefield for Centuries

Here’s an interesting link about a Christian artifact found in Jerusalem. It dates to the Byzantine era. The Byzantines (or “Rum” meaning Roman as they called themselves) held Palestine and Jerusalem until 614 A.D. when it fell to the Sassanid Persians. ┬áThe Persians (modern Iran) were not Moslems at this time. They practiced a religion […]