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Huns

A nomadic people invading south-eastern Europe in the 4th century AD and building up an empire won through cavalry and archery tactics. They conquered the Visigoths, but their power disintegrated after the death of Attila.
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He also offers the first extant description of the Hunnic people, and an account of Gratian's troubles with the Alammanic Lentienses at the Rhine frontiers.
The jeweleries dated by the Hunnic era - nomadic central Asian people gained control of a large part of central and eastern Europe about AD 450 - belonged to Sansyzbai Umutkor, who bought them in 1890-1895.
This wasn't difficult, either, since the Hunnic invasion of Europe in the fourth century had driven some European tribes toward Roman borders.
The song, which is essentially a prayer for divine intervention on behalf of suffering Hungarians, is largely derived from a myth concerning Prince Csaba, son of Attila, the much feared ruler of the vast fifth-century Hunnic empire.
There are such things in his History as Hunnic curtains ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], Theophylact Simocatta 215) and Avar songs ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], Theophylact Simocatta 238).
To make this point, he observes that "all of the major successor states" that supplanted the Roman Empire in the West were "created around the military power of the new barbarian supergroups" that had coalesced in response to the Hunnic threat.
Attila the Hun, founder of the great Hunnic Empire died on his wedding night in 453 AD after he got drunk and walked into a beam, the trauma triggering a nosebleed, rendering him unconscious and causing him to choke on his own blood.
During the Hunnic invasions of the Roman world, there were a number of leaders, but Attila is the most remembered.
The nomadic areas stretching along the northern steppes of Tibet must have seen an early Indo-European population, particularly in the West, which gradually mixed with people of Hunnic and/or Mongolic stock.
220 BCE (the emergence of the Hunnic state) to CE 1071 (the battle of Manzikert; entry of the Turks to Anatolia and Rumelia): Ancient
Thanks to this docudrama we get a whistle-stop tour of the latter years of his action-packed life, when he and his unstoppable Hunnic army went on a robbing and killing spree and almost brought the Roman Empire to its knees.