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Old 18-01-2016, 10:33 PM   #21
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Legion, the XX..

What Shall we do about Claudius?.

The earliest known use of coal in the Americas was by the Aztecs who used coal for fuel and jet (a type of lignite) for ornaments..In Roman Britain, the Romans were exploiting all major coalfields (save those of North and South Staffordshire) by the late 2nd century AD.. While much of its use remained local, a lively trade developed along the North Sea coast supplying coal to Yorkshire and London..This also extended to the continental Rhineland, where bituminous coal was already used for the smelting of iron ore.. It was used in hypocausts to heat public baths, the baths in military forts, and the villas of wealthy individuals.. Excavation has revealed coal stores at many forts along Hadrian's Wall as well as the remains of a smelting industry at forts such as Longovicium nearby..After the Romans left Britain, in AD 410, there are no records of coal being used in the country until the end of the 12th century..Legion Company of the U.S. Army's 1st battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade stationed in Vicenza, Italy is named after Legio XX. They chose this name for the paratroopers' ability to fight fiercely behind enemy lines...

U.S. wounded being moved to aid station during battle for Hill 882..

The name Longovicium is derived from Brittonic, *longo-, "ship" and *uic-, "warrior/fighter"..Longovicium ( Lanchester Roman Fort) was an auxiliary fort on Dere Street, in the Roman province of Britannia Inferior..A construction slab identifies the Legio XX Valeria Victrix (Twentieth Legion) as having built the fort, but as is usual, this gives no real clue as to when the fort was actually built.. It is estimated to have been built later than the other forts on Dere Street, around 150 AD, and there are evidences that it was re-built around 230/240 AD and again in the early 4th century..The fort had a typical rectangular 'Playing Card' shape and had 4 gates, being surrounded by a ditch..Realising the near impossible task, Maximus decides that he and his legion of 6,000 men can succeed by laying out a series of military strategies along the west bank of the Rhine to prevent 6 Germanic nations - 250,000 people - from invading Gaul..Legio vigesima Valeria victrix, in English Twentieth Victorious Valeria Legion was a legion of the Imperial Roman army.. The origin of the Legion's name "Valeria" is unclear and there are various theories...'s okay to be scared; many of you won't be coming back..the time has come to punish God's children! 1st, 2nd, 3rd -born!. Why be biased?. Male & Female!. Hell, the sexes are EQual with their erogenous zones blown sky high!..You gotta admit I played this stinkin' city like a harp from hell..Rats with wings do your thing...

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