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Shards of Roman ceramics found in ancient graves in western Sweden in 2006 suggest there was more contact between the Romans and Swedes than thought.
Bengt Nordqvist who led the dig for Sweden's National Heritage Board said that the ceramic pieces and accompanying charred bones are dated between the years 1 and 300 AD.
"The discovery shows that contact between Sweden and the Roman Empire was possibly much greater than we used to believe," Nordqvist said.
The modern definition of fatherhood was conceived by the lawyers of Ancient Rome.
Mater semper certa est; pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant.
Rough tranlation: The mother is obvious; the father is the one she was married to when the child was born.
Centurion Maximus Gluteus, otherwise Keith Mulhearn,member of the Lost Legion, York, whilst camping near the Library as part of a re-enactment team promoting the Roman Festival, led his men after a gang of men possibly stealing lead.
The legion of Roman soldiers chased the three suspected thieves through the streets of York. Dressed in tunics, cloaks and with Roman sandals on their feet the men were having a chat when they noticed movement on the library roof. Realising what might be happening one of them phoned for the police. The latter were on the scene very quickly but it is believed no-one was arrested.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police could find no record of the incident.