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The  Cradle  of  Thuringia

Burgscheidungen. General view amidst the landscape – in the foreground the Unstrut – with the elevated Schulenburg Castle in the center. Lithograph by Pietzsch & Co., Dresden. (1840.) 4½ × 7 in (11.3 × 17.9 cm).

Burgscheidungen (Saxony-Anhalt)

“ … is thought to be the place where once Scheidingen (Skidingi), the old capital of the Thuringian kings, stood, which, however, was destroyed by the Franconians and Saxons in 532 … (Because)

near  Burgscheidungen
the  Thuringians  ( under  king  Hermanfried )  were  defeated ”

(Meyers Konvers.-Lex., 4th ed., III, 664 and XV, 681 resp.) after he had broken his word against king Theoderich I of Austrasia and that together with his brother Chlotar I had declared war on him in 530.

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