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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Barbarians for giving us a
detailed look at four of the first great barbaric tribes.

Barbarians
Four Barbarian Tribes. A Millennium of Terror.

Barbarians (2003) - 200 minutes
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History Will Never Forget Their Reign of Terror.

For nearly a millennium, barbarian hordes rose up and swept across Asia, Europe, and Africa, pillaging towns and sacking empires. But who were these barbarians, seemingly devoted only to violence and destruction, their language the battle-axe and mighty sword?

In four acclaimed programs from The History Channel®, Barbarians explores the origins of the Vikings, Goths, Mongols, and Huns. Shot on location by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Robert Gardner (Islam: Empire of Faith) this documentary utilizes in-depth interviews, thrilling reenactments, and narration by Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) to bring to life the powerful leaders, military strength, and overwhelming drive that kept empires on three continents in terror for centuries.

Includes:

  • The Vikings
    With their sudden, brutal attack on an English monastery in 793 A.D., the Vikings quickly spread deep into Europe. Not until an arrow found the great Viking King Harald Hardrada's throat did the violence subside. By then, their mettle as warriors and explorers had already set the wheels of a new age in motion.
  • The Goths
    Terrorized by the Huns, these once peaceful farmers sought refuge in the Roman Empire, only to find themselves forced into starvation. Under the leadership of a noble named Aleric, they banded together and systematically battled their way to Rome, eventually capturing the capital. But in the end, it was the Goths who kept the art and culture of the Romans alive.
  • The Mongols
    Employing terror and a style of warfare so revolutionary it still inspires military strategists today, the Mongols built the largest empire the world had ever seen. Led by the savage and brilliant Genghis Khan, and later Tamerlane, whose cruelty far exceeded his predecessor's, the Mongols eventually succumbed to their own greed and ambition.
  • The Huns
    Rising out of the East in the 4th and 5th centuries, the Huns were known for their horsemanship and skill in warfare. Led by the legendary Attila, "the Scourge of God," their military prowess led to the creation of the Great Wall of China and brought the Roman Empire to the brink of destruction. Ultimately, only malaria could bring an end to their reign of terror, as Attila, on his wedding night, drowned in his own blood.

4-1-16 Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland
Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland
Satellite imagery has led archaeologists to what may be the second Viking settlement to have been discovered in North America. Excavations in southern Newfoundland last June yielded preliminary evidence consistent with a roughly 1,000-year-old Norse settlement, investigators announced March 31 in a press release. Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama at Birmingham used high-resolution images taken from space to identify a spot where ground disturbances indicated the presence of buried structures. Work at the site, called Point Rosee, revealed remains of turf walls from a Viking-style structure. A small pit next to a boulder and a line of smaller rocks contained pieces of iron ore produced by heating bog iron, metal deposits formed from iron particles carried by rivers into wetlands.

4-1-16 New evidence of Viking life in America?
New evidence of Viking life in America?
A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought. It's well known that they reached the tip of the continent more than 1,000 years ago, but the full extent of their exploration has remained a mystery, writes historian Dan Snow.

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Barbarians
Four Barbarian Tribes. A Millennium of Terror.

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Barbarians for giving us a
detailed look at four of the first great barbaric tribes.