Saint Martial

(3rd century) Was called "the Apostle of the Gauls" or "the Apostle of Aquitaine" - Said to be the first bishop of Limoges. His feast day is June 30. “Bishop of Limoges in the third century. We have no accurate information as to the origin, dates of birth and death, or the acts of this bishop. All that we know of him we have from Gregory of Tours and it may be summed up thus: Under the consulate of Decius and of Gratus seven bishops were sent from Rome to Gaul to preach the Gospel...” ( The Church celebrates his feast on 30 June.

(3e siècle) Fut également appelé « l’apôtre des Gaules » ou « l’apôtre d'Aquitaine » - Serait selon la tradition le premier évêque de Limoges.

Kingdom of Kush

Kingdom of Kush

Kingdom of Kush (c. 785BCE – c. 350CE) - An ancient kingdom in Nubia. Its capitals were successively Napata (pres. Karima, Sudan) and Meroë. The Kingdom of Aksum defeated it in the 4th century AD. Afterwards three Christianized kingdoms emerged: Nobatia, Makuria and Alodia.

Royaume de Koush (v. 785BCE - v. 350CE) - Ancien royaume de Nubie. Ses capitales furent successivement Napata (auj. Karima, Soudan) et Méroé. Le royaume d'Axoum est vaincu au 4ème siècle après JC. Par la suite, trois royaumes christianisés ont émergé : Nobatia, Makuria et Alodia.

Gregory the Illuminator

Gregory the Illuminator Գրիգոր Ա Լուսաւորիչ (c. 257 - 331) - Patron saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church whose he was the first official head (Catholicos) - In 301, he converted Armenia to Christianity, becoming the first nation to adopt it as its official religion.

Grégoire l'illuminateur

Grégoire Ier l'Illuminateur Գրիգոր Ա Լուսաւորիչ (v. 257 - 331) - Evangélisateur de l'Arménie dont il fut le premier catholicos - En 301, il se convertit l'Arménie au christianisme, celle-ci devenant le premier pays à l'adopter comme religion officielle.


Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις, Kōnstantinoúpolis) - Capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Crusader state of the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1923). Ancient city of Byzantium, it was named Constantinople in 324 by the Emperor Constantine the Great, and renamed Istanbul in 1930, by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Cemetery of Pécs

“The early Christian cemetery of Pécs, from the 4th century, is a comprehensive example of the burial architecture and art of early Christians in the northern and western provinces of Rome. The underground burial chambers and the memorial chapels attest the persistence and faith of the Christian communities living in Europe in the late Roman period, while they also depict the roots of a culture and a civilization which is still alive.” (

Arsacid Empire

Arsacid Empire or Parthian Empire - Named after name comes from Arsaces I of Parthia, and founded in 247 BCE - Ruled over ancient Iran. Defeated by the Sassanid Empire in 224 CE. A branch known as Arshakuni Արշակունի ruled the Kingdom of Armenia from 54 to 428 CE.


Arsacides - Dynastie des rois parthes fondée en 247 av. J.-C. par Arsace Ier - Régna sur l'Iran pour former l'empire parthe, remplacée par les Sassanides en 224 de notre ère. Une branche régna sur l'Arménie jusqu'en 428.

Hawaii settlements

Archaeological studies usually date the earliest habitation of the Hawaiian Islands to around 300CE, probably by Polynesian settlers from the Marquesas Islands, although some scholars assert it later. Following the first settlement of the Hawaiian Island, there was asecond wave of migration in the 11th century.

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