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History => Ancient and Medieval History => Topic started by: Duncan Head on July 22, 2021, 04:39:45 PM

Title: Rare Visigoth-period sarcophagus found in Murcia
Post by: Duncan Head on July 22, 2021, 04:39:45 PM
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/sarcophagus-from-the-visigoth-period-discovered-in-roman-necropolis/139702

No military relevance; no clue whether the occupant was a Goth or a Roman (unless we know the affiliation of the church on the site?). Of course near the end of the 6th century the distinction more or less disappeared.
Title: Re: Rare Visigoth-period sarcophagus found in Murcia
Post by: Jim Webster on July 22, 2021, 06:42:36 PM
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/sarcophagus-from-the-visigoth-period-discovered-in-roman-necropolis/139702

No military relevance; no clue whether the occupant was a Goth or a Roman (unless we know the affiliation of the church on the site?). Of course near the end of the 6th century the distinction more or less disappeared.

Technically, Visigothic Spain converted to Nicene Christianity at the Third Council of Toledo in 589AD so even if the chap was 'buried an Arian' he probably wasn't there long before he became Catholic
Title: Re: Rare Visigoth-period sarcophagus found in Murcia
Post by: Duncan Head on July 23, 2021, 11:19:49 AM
Yes, that was what I meant by the distinction disappearing; once they were all Nicene Catholic the difference between Goth and Roman started to fade away.
Title: Re: Rare Visigoth-period sarcophagus found in Murcia
Post by: Jim Webster on July 23, 2021, 01:03:58 PM
Yes, that was what I meant by the distinction disappearing; once they were all Nicene Catholic the difference between Goth and Roman started to fade away.

The period does seem a mess, with the Byzantines there from 552AD until 624AD.