LOST LEGION REDISCOVERED The Mystery of the The Ban Legion

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In 383, wrote Bishop Eucherius of Lyons, flooding caused a section of bank on the Rhine to collapse, revealing a mass grave of bodies of Christian soldiers from Thebes in Egypt, massacred a century previously during the persecutions of Diocletian. The martyrs have entered church legend, but modern history has always regarded the incident as without foundation.
In this book Donald O’Reilly begs to differ, claiming evidence for the existence of such a unit and indeed for its presence in the area at the time of the persecutions and beyond, even to the remaining soldiers’ presence in the army of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge.

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