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When the Byzantine Emperor died, the Varangians had the unique right of running to the imperial treasury and taking as much gold and as many gems as they could carry, a procedure known in Old Norse as polutasvarf (“palace pillaging”).[17] This privilege enabled many Varangians to return home as wealthy men, which encouraged even more Scandinavians to enlist in the Guard in Miklagarðr (Swedish = Miklagård = ‘The Great City’, i.e. Constantinople).

the good old days, when your boss would let you loot his home after he died (via concepthuman)
valosalo:

Quzhou, Zhejiang province April 3.

valosalo:

Quzhou, Zhejiang province April 3.

malformalady:

Doctors have successfully reattached a man’s severed hand after it was attached to his ankle for a month. On November 10, Xiao Wei’s right hand was severed due to an accident at work. Doctors here were hopeful they could re-attach the hand, but not right away. So, in order to stop the severed hand from dying, they attached it to his ankle. Nearly a month after his hand was severed, Xiao had recovered enough to undergo re-attachment surgery. While he will need to undergo several other operations, doctors are confident he will regain full use of his hand again.

malformalady:

Doctors have successfully reattached a man’s severed hand after it was attached to his ankle for a month. On November 10, Xiao Wei’s right hand was severed due to an accident at work. Doctors here were hopeful they could re-attach the hand, but not right away. So, in order to stop the severed hand from dying, they attached it to his ankle. Nearly a month after his hand was severed, Xiao had recovered enough to undergo re-attachment surgery. While he will need to undergo several other operations, doctors are confident he will regain full use of his hand again.

deathandmysticism:

Waldensian children torn to pieces by papists, 1655

deathandmysticism:

Waldensian children torn to pieces by papists, 1655


Ultimate Enemy // Michael Whelan

Ultimate Enemy // Michael Whelan

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michael826:

Intoxicated | Obituary | Slowly We Rot

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