I recently spoke to a friend who told me that ancient Roman artifacts had been found near Tucson, Arizona, dating back to around 900 A.D. near a place called Silverbell Road. Fascinated, I searched for this topic on the internet and found only a few small articles on the subject. Here is a magazine article I found on it (unforunately you have to scroll halfway through the scanned document to read it) but it IS interesting. There are photos included of a Roman sword with carvings on it supposedly mentioning how they came to Arizona via the Gulf of Mexico & hiking for over a 1,000 miles across Texas & New Mexico. I've been a resident of Arizona for a long time and I've never heard of this until like a week ago. I'm wondering why nothing much has been mentioned about it since 1980... Google doesn't have much info on it, either, save for a few grainy photos of the artifacts and a couple of brief mentions here and there. This would seem to be a pretty significant find, so I wonder where these artifacts (swords, coins, pots, pans, etc) are today?
Link to the article is here: Terra Calalus
An article mentioning Romans in Texas history is here
Has anyone ever heard of this?
Edited by GlassButterfly, 26 February 2010 - 07:58 PM.