Ancient History Illustration c470 AD: Germanic prince, Odovacar, compels the last Roman emperor of the west, Romulus Augustulus, to yield the crown. Odovacar became king of Italy in 476 AD. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Why did Ancient Rome fall? Ancient History Illustration AD: Germanic prince, Odovacar, compels the last Roman emperor of the west, Romulus Augustulus, to yield the crown. Odovacar became king of Italy in 476 AD.

Raban Maur (left), supported by Alcuin (middle), dedicates his work to Archbishop Otgar of Mainz (Right).

Raban-Maur Alcuin Otgar - Karoling reneszánsz - Wikipedia, a szabad enciklopédia

Leek het oude Athene of de republiek Rome het meest op een moderne democratie?

Leek het oude Athene of de republiek Rome het meest op een moderne democratie?

Coronation of CharlesMagne

Coronation of CharlesMagne

Idea for the next late roman tunica manicata..

Idea for the next late roman tunica manicata.

In bed with the Romans: a brief history of sex in Ancient Rome. The sexual predilections of people in Ancient Rome and the debauchery of Roman emperors and their empresses are explored in a new book written by Paul Chrystal  Mosaic of a satyr and nymph, House of Faun, Pompeii, Italy. Artist unknown. © The Print Collector/Alamy Stock Photo

The sexual predilections of people in Ancient Rome and the debauchery of Roman emperors and their empresses are explored in a book written by Paul Chrystal.

Gladiators in Ancient Rome: how did they live and die?

Hollywood likes to cast them as heroic freedom fighters, but what was life really like for Rome’s arena-warriors? Tony Wilmott brings you the facts. This article was first published in the Ma

Emperor Frederick Barbarossa ("Redbeard") was around 35 years at the head of the   Holy Roman Empire. According to legend, he slumbers in Kyffhäuser until the kingdom needs him again.

Emperor Frederick Barbarossa ("Redbeard") was around 35 years at the head of the Holy Roman Empire. According to legend, he slumbers in Kyffhäuser until the kingdom needs him again.

Carlos Francisco de Habsburgo y Noeburgo (1685-1740), Imperador del Sacro Imperio Roman-Germánico como Carlos VI (1711-1740), rey de Hungria como Carlos III (1711-1740), rey de Bohemia como Carlos II (1711-1740). Martin van Meytens (attrib.), 18th century.

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, ca. 1735 (attributed to Martin van Meytens) Location TBD

15th century fashion--Christine de Pisan presents her book to Queen Isabeau, who wears a figured houppelande lined in ermine with a broad collar and a heart-shaped headdress. Her books stress that women should dress appropriately to their station in life, as her own less sumptuous headdress here reflects.

century fashion--Christine de Pisan presents her book to Queen Isabeau, who wears a figured houppelande lined in ermine with a broad collar and a heart-shaped headdress.

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