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Frostbite
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 07:00 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/roman-jewellery-found-ancient-japan-tomb-163550978.html



Glass jewellery believed to have been made by Roman craftsmen has been found in an ancient tomb in Japan, researchers said Friday, in a sign the empire's influence may have reached the edge of Asia.

This is pretty amazing. I never thought the Romans reached that far.

The Horned God
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 08:56 PM
This is pretty amazing. I never thought the Romans reached that far.

This doesn't necessarily mean that Roman people ever reached Japan or the Japanese Rome. In the ancient world long distance travel was difficult and dangerous but trade goods could pass from merchant to merchant throughout Eurasia in much the same way that a line of people can pass buckets of water from hand to hand between a water well and a burning building.The water gets transferred from the well to the fire while the people doing the transferring never have to take a step in either direction themselves.

For instance it is known that for centuries high ranking Romans wore Chinese silk yet so afar as is known Europe had no direct knowledge of China nor contact with it until the voyages of Marco Polo in the 13th century.