New Archaeological Discovery: Were Romans in America?

Update: This is the wrong Cleveland… Archaeology News linked to Press TV in Iran. Yahoo India also made the same mistake, and I’d thought Yahoo India a reputable source. If it’s too strange to be true, then…

Were Romans in America? Probably not.

According to a recent find by Steve Sherlock, yes.

“To find a significant Roman site at Street House that is contemporary with the Roman signal station at Huntcliff is fantastic. Here at Street House we have found a Roman jet working site that would have made jet jewellery.”

Aerial photographs first guided Mr Sherlock’s Iron Age research project to the location in 2004, showing evidence of an Iron Age enclosure, then last year, the site revealed 109 Anglo Saxon graves, dating back to the seventh century.

A hoard of brooches, pendants and beads was also uncovered in superb condition and a gold brooch – a bracteate – will go on show in a special display at Redcar’s Kirkleatham Museum this week.

Was America discovered or just temporarily forgotten by Europe?

Update: This is the wrong Cleveland… Archaeology News linked to Press TV in Iran. Yahoo India also made the same mistake, and I’d thought Yahoo India a reputable source. If it’s too strange to be true, then…

Were Romans in America? Probably not.

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7 thoughts on “New Archaeological Discovery: Were Romans in America?

  1. Weaver Post author

    I knew of older Viking sites, and much much older sites that are possibly pre-Amerindian and then there are the Incan mummies and the Central American traces, but this is totally surprising to me. The Roman empire was in America, and we forgot about it: we forgot the entire continent, incredible.

    How much of official history is a shot in the dark – a pure speculation? We truly are little more than children…

  2. Weaver Post author

    Gah, I should have waited till the American press picked it up…

    Thanks for correcting me – you’ve saved me some embarrassment, though I wish I’d realised this earlier…

  3. roho

    Prior to the Roman Empire, the British Isles were no secret. Many believe that God revealed to King David of the United Israelite Empire that the world was round.(If I remember correctly, refered to as the Isles Of Tarshish)….Rich in natural resources, King David’s huge fleet went there often, and many believe that in Biblical scripture “apes’ were not animals but coal, and “peacocks” was actually copper as it changes colors like a rainbow when heated…….Some are convinced that during the invasion of Nebuchadnezzar(When the last King of Israel’s sons were executed (Zedekiah), and then he was blinded, the daughters took a different path?) After the prophet Jeremiah carried the sisters into hiding in Taphenes Egypt, then routed to the isles where “Scotty” was placed in Scotland and “Tea Tiefi” was placed in hiding in Ireland. This is not easy literature to find.

    But, tons of literature confirms the trade routes through the “Pillars Of Hercules”(Straiits of Gabralter) into the Atlantic, and north to the Isles.

  4. Wintergreen5000

    I don’t think the presence of Romans in North America is an impossibility. I think if items and coins and the like have been found that prove to be of Roman design then it only suggests that Romans or people from the Roman world did make a journey to America. It would seem that the Roman people would’ve came from Britain or somewhere there up north. I don’t believe these people ever went back though in my opinion. It seems to me that the “New World” was indeed discovered before Columbus and the Portuguese, but it was not announced in Europe because word never got back.

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