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What’s a Byzantine? The problem of what to call an empire.

You may know that in addition to this blog and my “normal” Twitter account, I also run the dedicated history account CryForByzantium. I started that account in 2009 to tweet … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

“Zombies of Byzantium” reviewed on Zombipedia!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on my book Zombies of Byzantium, and as I’m gearing up for the release of my new book Zombie Rebellion, this is a … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 16: The Harbaville Triptych.

This object is one of the most fabulous treasures of Byzantine art that has survived into the modern world. The Harbaville Triptych is a devotional display with three panels, a … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sean Munger’s Five Favorite Byzantine Emperors

Originally posted on If it happened yesterday, it's History:
(Sean standing underneath the colossal head of Constantine the Great in 2006) This is a special guest post by Sean…

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chewing Braaiiinns with… Sean Munger

Originally posted on Days with the Undead:
Today on Days with the Undead we feature an interview with Sean Munger, author of Zombies of Byzantium. For those of you unfamiliar…

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Earth: Rusty coastal guns near Charnocks, Barbados.

I didn’t go looking for this, but I happened to find it on 360cities.net. At my first glance at these rusty guns pointed out to a tropical sea I assumed … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Today in history: Verbitsa Pass, Krum, and the Byzantine emperor who lost his head.

On July 26, 811 (A.D.), exactly 1,202 years ago today, a great but very little-known battle occurred at a place called Verbitsa (or Varbitsa) Pass, which is now in Bulgaria. … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth: 19th century Russian peasant house, Kresttsy, Russia.

This is the interior of a Russian peasant house located in Kresttsy, Novgorod Oblast, in western Russia. This is a panorama from 360cities.net, and if you go to the link … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Earth: Underground cave monastery, Divnogorsk, Russia.

I can’t stop exploring 360cities.net! Today I found this odd place–a monastery located in some type of underground cavern in the city of Divnogorsk, in central Russia. Definitely click over … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Earth: The interior of Hagia Sofia (St. Sofia), Istanbul, Turkey.

This is one of the grandest and most historic interiors on this planet–the grand cathedral of Hagia Sofia, the Church of the Holy Wisdom, in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey. This shot … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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