Over this past week I’ve seen two stories relating to Ancient Rome. First was the discovery of a Chinese Skeleton in Roman Britain. The other was the finding of coins in Japan from Rome with images of Emperor Constantine I. In all the history classes you hear about Rome and China and Japan as different civilizations and sure Ancient Japan and China most likely existed and did things in the same sphere of influence and perhaps something about the silk road linking them to Rome but you never really think about the two dealing with each other since they are so far from one another. So the news seems pretty cool. For the simple fact that people from China and Japan could have traveled to the Roman world and visa-versa. I never did much in Ancient History but if these things are true than the world has been a small place for so much longer than we have all realized.