Archaeology & History
What happened to the Roman Ninth Legion ?
By T.K. Randall
March 17, 2011 · 15 comments
Image Credit: sxc.hu
Mystery surrounds the unexplained disappearance of 5000 Roman soldiers 2000 years ago.
The tale of the Ninth Legion has now become the subject of a big screen movie, but what exactly happened to them continues to puzzle historians. While some believe the disappearance happened in Scotland ( and could have even prompted the construction of Hadrian's Wall ) others are under the impression that the legion disappeared in a different country altogether.
The disappearance of Rome's Ninth Legion has long baffled historians, but could a brutal ambush have been the event that forged the England-Scotland border, asks archaeologist Dr Miles Russell, of Bournemouth University.
Source: BBC News
| Comments (15)