New documentary on the ancient Magyars


A history documentary made its debut on 1st February on Youtube, co-produced by Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Bearing the title In the saddle, on horseback: The art of war of the conquest-era Magyars, it takes the viewer back to the 10th century, detailing the handicraft culture and war tactics practiced by the Hungarian nomads who settled in the Carpathian Basin. This journey starts off with the making of weapons, guides us through different methods of use, ending up with the analysis of a number of European war campaigns. 

Archaeologist and senior lecturer at PPKE Attila Türk, acting as producer of the film, said he is more than satisfied with an unexpected high number of viewers in just a couple of days. According to Youtube, the film gathered more than 64,000 views in less than a week