January 22, 2022
Early Middle Ages. The reign of Justinian I continued in the Eastern Roman Empire. The most powerful states in Europe were the Ostrogothic Kingdom on the Apennine Peninsula and the Frankish Kingdom, divided between the sons of Clovis. The Kingdom of Burgundy was established in western Gaul. Iberia and part of Gaul are occupied by the Visigothic kingdom, North Africa - the African kingdom of the Vandals and Alans, in the Tisza-Danube lowlands lies the Kingdom of the Hepides. The period of heptarchy began in England. In China, the period of the Northern and Southern dynasties. The Liang dynasty rules in the south and the Northern Wei in the north. In India, the reign of the Gupta Empire. In Japan, the Yamato period continues. Persia is ruled by the Sassanid dynasty. On the territory of forest-steppe Ukraine in the VI century there are Penkiv and Prague archeological cultures. VI century was the beginning of the rapid settlement of the Slavs. Various nomadic tribes coexist in the northern Black Sea coast, including the Huns, Sarmatians, Bulgars, and Alans.