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Gothic Cavalry return from foraging to attack the rear of the Roman army of Emperor Valens at the battle of Adrianople, AD 378. Artwork by Giuseppe Rava.

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"Zang Tumb Tumb" is a sound poem written by Filippo Marinetti, an Italian futurist. It is an account of the Battle of Adrianople, which he witnessed as a reporter. The poem uses "Parole in Libertà" (words in freedom), creative typography, and other poetic impressions of the events of the battle, including the sounds of gunfire and explosions. The work had an enormous influence on the emerging culture of European avant-garde print.

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Murad I: (1362-1389) He was the sultan who established a government and society in Adrianople (Edirne). He also expanded the Empire into Europe conquering most of the Balkan states while even forcing the Byzantine Emperor to pay him tribute. He was also the sultan that was assassinated during the famous Battle of Kosovo against Prince Lazar.

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2nd to 5th Century Simplified Migration Patterns - The Roman Empire withdrew from Britain between 383 and 410 AD. and an Anglo-Saxon kingdom was established. There was a general movement of Germanic peoples around Europe between the years 300 and 700, known as the Migration period (also called the Barbarian Invasions or Völkerwanderung). There were also migrations of Britons to the Armorican peninsula (Brittany and Normandy in modern day France).

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Valens FLAVIVS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS Reign: March 28, 364 AD – August 9, 378 AD Death: August 9, 378 AD Killed in Battle of Adrianople against the Goths

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This is the rebellion of the Goths that lead up to the Battle of Andrianople. All the equipment is mid fourth century, note the use of the Spatha, the baldric on the left side, and the late Roman ridge helmet.

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