Posted on Thursday, 17 March, 2011 | 15 comments| News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf
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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."