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    Posted: 23-Aug-2006 at 19:58
I've heard a legion lost to the Parthians at Carrhae was later seen in China. Is this even remotely true?
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2006 at 07:09
The story is well known and some archaeologists claim to have found evidence of Romans in China.
 
After the Parthian defeat the Romans POWs were setttled in the Parthian Empire (standard for the time) on the eastern border of the empire. THey then provided a buffer for the empire against invaders.
 
About this time a Chinese expedition arrived in Parthia and people believe some of these Romans returned to China when the expedition left, perhaps even fighting a mercenaries.
 
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  Quote Hannibal the Great Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2006 at 08:49
Alright thanks for the answer.
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  Quote BigL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2006 at 02:02
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  Quote Perseas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2006 at 08:22
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  Quote mars Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2006 at 16:53
This story initially come from some wild imagination of some self-declare history researchers, and was quickly adoptted by some stupid chinese historians and some local chinese officials from the counties in GanShu province in where those captured Roman soldiers were supposed to be settled embranced those nonsense, because, hi, it would be good for tourism ! If you want to believe those fantansy, from the same chinese source, JuliasCaesar actually faked his death in the Rome Senate, and retired to china, and even convert to budalism ! Not be outdone, some other chinese researchers claimed Jesus Christ was actually a chinese !
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  Quote Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2006 at 17:44
Aye there are no records confirming this theory and no serious historian would sign his name under it. Total BS.  Erich von Daniken's theories are way better documented and explained than this idiotism.

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  Quote Arthur-Robin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jan-2017 at 02:55

This "lost legion" Legio 9 Hispana that was lost sometime between (108 or) 120/130 and 197, I am wondering if it may be related to "pope" Telesphorus (125-136) the "great martyr" who matches Hadrian (117-138) under whom "great numbers were killed by Jews" & "great numbers were killed by Britons"? (The "popes" list matches the emperors list.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legio_IX_Hispana
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_popes
http://www.allempires.com/forum/ebook_view.asp?BookID=104

I'm getting very angry that we can no longer view forum pages offline (been so forlast year or so).

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