Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Origin of the word "Vandal"

The Vandals were members of a Germanic tribe of that name, who raided a rash of Roman provinces during the 3rd and 4th centuries, before running amok in Galt at the beginning of the 5th century, and eventually sacking Rome in 455AD. The group caused so much damage that their name became a by-word for someone who purposely destroys public and private property.
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