According to the Byzantine historian Procopius a part of the Eastgermanic people the Heruls/Eruli left the Danubian region after a defeat 508-509 AD and settled at the Scandinavian Peninsula.
These feared warriors played a major role as mercenaries in the Roman army, but they have never been identified in Scandinavia. Did they just disappear without a trace?
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The routes of the Heruls
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Links marked with red.
Published June 15 2000 - Updated
January 18 2010