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Romanians Not Amused at Naked Founding Father Statue

With much ballyhoo, the Mayor of Bucharest unveiled a statue of Emperor Trajan, the forefather of the Romanian people when he fused the Roman empire with the ancient tribes of Dacia. But the public response [...]

Ancient East Asian Man Found in Roman Empire

I remember reading in Roman History class back in college that during the reign of Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 AD), the Roman Empire sent an emissary to China. This information was found not in Roman records, but Chinese. Now there’s some archaeological evidence to support the historical claim of direct Roman-Chinese contact. The remains of [...]