That's wonderfully interesting, I would try to invest more about
these information you're prividing us with. And I'm very interested
in those building from the vandal and ostrogothic era, so please
enlighten us with some examples.
Also if you know of any website where we can see those ostrogothic
and vandalic ruins and buildings it would be wonderful.
I had no knowledge of alan presence in north Africa until now! But,
how important was their influence there.
--- In gothic-l@y..., Bertil Häggman <mvk575b@t...> wrote:
> There are extensive traces of the Ostrogoths
> in Italy, especially around Ravenna, which has
> been pointed out, being the capital of the
> Ostrogothic kingdom. Also note the basilica
> of San Apollinare in Classe and the palace
> of Theoderich in Ravenna. Ostrogothic ought
> also to be the mosaic on the sacrifice of
> Abraham in the church San Vitale in Ravenna.
> These are of course only few examples. To
> read up on this I suggest you consult one of
> the books on the Ostrogoths in Italy.
> As for the Vandals I happen at present to write
> an encyclopedia article on the Vandalic kingdom
> in North Africa (429-533 AD). I can assure you
> that there have been a large number of
> excavations in for example Carthage with finds
> of numerous buildings from the Vandal era.
> If you are interested I can provide many
> As an interesting sideline it can be mentioned
> that Alans, united with the Vandals, followed
> King Geiseric across the Strait of Gibraltar.
> I find from the era with the Vandal African lion has
> the inscription "Geilamir Rex Vandalorum
> et Alanorum". So it would be interesting to know
> more about the Alan presence in North Africa.
> On the end of the Vandals in the 530s it can be said
> that, as many other Germanic peoples, they disappeared
> from history. Some Vandal troops are said to have
> gone into Byzantine service fighting in the east after
> Belisarius conquest of the Vandal kingdom.
> On the Ostrogoths can be said that 7,000 troops are
> said to have capitulated to the Byzantines and were
> brought as POWs to Byzantium. An Erulic leader,
> Sindual, attempted to create a stronghold in the
> northern Italian mountains on the Brenner Pass
> but was rooted out by Byzantine troops.
> > Although my question is not exactly about gothic matters it do
> > something to do...
> > I've been wondering and thinking and thinking and trying to find
> > exactly happened to those kingdoms! I've never seen a building or
> > ruins or some trace of the Vandalic, Swebic or Ostrgothic