The Disappearance of the Ninth Legion: A Mystery Solved? (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology) (Paperback)

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The Mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Ninth Legion is one that, since Rosemary Sutcliffe's book The Eagle of the Ninth and the follow up radio plays, TV series and Hollywood movies, has captured the public imagination. Many academics, archaeologists and popular writers have speculated as to what happened to the elite fighting unit and whether they were destroyed in Britain, mutinied or were simply transferred (and ultimately wiped out) somewhere else in the Empire. This book presents the first detailed forensic examination of both archaeological and historical sources, analysing the primary dataset rather than simply speculating on what has been said before. The conclusions reached in this study help to resolve the disappearance of this unlucky Roman military unit once and for all. This book will intrigue and enthral the general public and academic community alike.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784911669
ISBN-10: 1784911666
Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing
Publication Date: December 31st, 2019
Pages: 100
Language: English
Series: Archaeopress Roman Archaeology