Category Archives: Ancient

The Magic word Abracadabra as protective spell.

Abracadabra as protective spell. Magic word.

Abracadabra as protective spell

Abracadabra.

Abracadabra is regarded as the word that in most languages has the same pronunciation. It is a common term as a magic word which is already in late antiquity may Hebrew, Arabic, Persian or Roman origin. Continue reading

Clovis is proclaimed by the Salian Franks as king.

salian franks, Merovingian King, Clovis, frankish, medieval clothing. 5th century costumes

Clovis proclaimed as King of the Franks

Clovis is proclaimed by the Salian Franks as king.

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Lutetia. Natives of ancient Paris.

Lutetia Natives. Ancient Paris. Ancient Parisians habit. Gaulish tribe clothing.

The first Parisians of Lutetia.

Natives of ancient Paris, Lutetia.

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Noble Gauloise habit. First Century A.D.

Noble Gauloise habit. Ancient gaul clothing.

Noble Gauloise

Noble Gauloise habit.

Vedette Gauloise.

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Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian. Ancient Byzantin clothing

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Julian in 360 proclaims at the Palais des Thermes. Was found in 1850. Statue de l’empereur Julien, proclame en 360 au palais des Thermes. Fut trouvée en 1850.  Continue reading

Merovingian king Clovis as founder of St. Genevieve.

Merovingian king, Clovis, St. Genevieve. Gaul, 5th century clothing

Merovingian king Clovis as founder of St. Genevieve.

Merovingian king Clovis as founder of St. Genevieve.

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Vestments of a Gaelic family around 1 AD.

Gaelic Vestments. Ancient Gaul clothing. Famille Gauloise

Vestments of a Gaelic family around 1 AD.

Ancient Vestments of a Gaelic family around 1 AD.

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Parisian boatman dress of the early ages.

Ancient Gaulish celt clothing. Parisian boatman costume.

Parisian boatman of the first ages. Gaulish celt.

Parisian boatman dress of the early ages.

Batelier Parisien des premiers âgés..

From thé book: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, by Nicolas Jules Henri Gourdon de Genouillac. Published 1879.

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  1. The Gallic and Gallo-Roman costume period.
  2. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  3. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  4. Costumes of Carolingians in the 7th and 8 Century.

Ancient Paris as a Celtic, Gaelic settlement.

Ancient Paris as a Celtic, Gaelic settlement. Lutetia.

Ancient Paris. Parisian settlers.

Ancient Paris.

Parisian settlers. Ancient Paris as a Celtic, Gaelic settlement.

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Frankish warrior clothing in the 5th century

frankish warrior clothing, 5th century costume, Merovingian, Gaul

Frankish warrior 5th century

Frankish warrior clothing in the 5th century. Merovingian.

Costume d’un guerrier franc du 5ème siècle.

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The shields of the Gauls. Clans in the Roman Empire.

Leather covered Highland Shield Target. Ancient Celtic shields. Gaul weapons

Above: Leather covered Highland Target. Below: Steel Target that belonged to the Earl of Mar, 1715.

Shield of Gallic, British, German and Iberian auxiliary Regiments. Clans in the Roman Empire.

The shield of the Gauls.

The shield of the Gauls, according to Strabo and Virgil, was usually long, and the Ligurians carried one of the same form. In sculpture, we perceive the Germans with an oval shaped buckler of ample dimensions. Tacitus admits it was large, but suited to the size of the bearer. Continue reading