July 28, 2005

This Is Way Cool.

If true.

Apparently, archeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient Roman city in China. The city, called Liquian, was founded by the surviving Legionaires of Crassus' ill-fated expedition against the Parthians in 53 BC, who had been detained in a prison camp in what is now Northern Afghanistan and then wandered into Western China.

It seems this place has been known about in China for some time but is only now coming to light in the West. As I say, I hope it's true - simply because I love little historical factoids of this sort.

Yips! to Jim Tucker, who I found via Ith.

Posted by Robert at July 28, 2005 09:26 AM | TrackBack
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