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HUW-19FrankenBand1012-planig_zpsf12c39c4.jpg Photo by gieImages | Photobucket

HUW-19FrankenBand1012-planig_zpsf12c39c4.jpg Photo by gieImages | Photobucket

Fourth and fifth century Roman troops. What remains a mystery is the sudden disappearance of effective Roman fighting troops outside Italia in the West by the late fifth century, while in the East, the foundations were being laid for the highly capable armies that reconquered much of the west under Justinian and brought the Persian Empire to its knees under Heraclius.

Fourth and fifth century Roman troops. What remains a mystery is the sudden disappearance of effective Roman fighting troops outside Italia in the West by the late fifth century, while in the East, the foundations were being laid for the highly capable armies that reconquered much of the west under Justinian and brought the Persian Empire to its knees under Heraclius.

A Roman cavalry officer, circa 400 AD (by diptych of Stilicho). Artwork by Tom Croft.

A Roman cavalry officer, circa 400 AD (by diptych of Stilicho). Artwork by Tom Croft.

An Ancient Alemanni Warrior by Frithjof Spangenberg

Alamanni Warrior-Reconstruction for a museum according to findings. Art by Frithjof Spangenberg. Illustratoren Organisation e.

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