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Old Yesterday, 07:31 AM
 
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I doubt they lived over there but arefacts have been found it seems..... Romans brought roads to Britain.. it was one of the first things they did or so I read.. walls ,, forts and roads... and Im sure if they had lived in the Americas for any length of time these would have been found... still fasincating to think they might have found a way....
There could have been one or two ships out exploring that island hopped like the Vikings did from Britannia to Ireland to Iceland, to Greenland to Canada. It's not so far fetched when you realize they didn't have to travel thousands of miles at once non stop.
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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
 
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There are people that love planting ancient coins in American sites. Of course, they never swallow the bait because of the patina. But there comes National Enquirer... Annibal was in America!!!
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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM
 
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The artifacts could have been transported to an island off Canada hundreds of years after their manufacture by any number of later sailors, possibly Vikings for example.

Even if a wayward Roman ship made it across the Atlantic, it obviously had no impact on history except maybe to show that they had the latent potential for transoceanic navigation. After all, they (probably Greek sailors) learned how to ride monsoon winds to navigate directly from Egyptian ports on the Red Sea to ports on the Indian Ocean.


They could have made it to America, but Romans were awful sailors...they rarely lost the coast out of sight.
There were whalers in that area 500 years ago.
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Old Yesterday, 12:24 PM
 
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If you want real Roman impact on the USA... here's one for you. Modern US legal system is primarily based on Roman one.

That IS impact.
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM
 
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someone brought their great-great-grandfather's sword on the ship with them.
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Old Today, 10:23 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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This is at Oak Island -- the Money Pit. I wouldn't put much credence in anything associated with that place. That is the picnic grounds for hokum peddlers and the cited article falls into that category. Why with the entire continent laid out before them, would the boatload of Romans decide that Oak Island was the prime spot to land in the Americas. Even if it was a demasted hulk of a deserted Roman galley it probably would not have drifted to Oak Island. People are making money off of the "finds" at Oak Island.
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