Alp Arslan, Sultan of Seljuk Empire defeated the Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes at the Battle of Manzikert The result of this disastrous defeat was, in simplest terms, the loss of the Eastern Roman Empire's Anatolian heartland.
How to: Sawdust Fired Ceramics. [fun in the backyard!] video shows how we made some pottery using the technique of sawdust firing. This is something you can easily do at home as it only requires a brick-lined hole in the ground ro fire the pots.