The Battle of Carrhae between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic in 53 BC. The Parthian Surena decisively defeated a Roman invasion force, led by Marcus Licinius Crassus. It was one of the most crushing defeats in Roman military history. ~ art by Giuseppe Rava *

The Battle of Carrhae between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic in 53 BC. The Parthian Surena decisively defeated a Roman invasion force, led by Marcus Licinius Crassus. It was one of the most crushing defeats in Roman military history.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus (ca. 115 BC – 53 BC) was a Roman general and politician who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

"Genetic testing of villagers in a remote part of China has shown that nearly two thirds of their DNA is of Caucasian origin, lending support to the theory that they may be descended from a 'lost legion' of Roman soldiers." They had fled from the disastrous battle of Carrhae. Multiple numbers of Roman Legions annihilated by the Parthians, Roman eastward expansion forever thwarted. Roman troops taken prisoner, sent to further soldier for the Parthians as mercenaries in the Fergana valley…

China: genetic testing of remote village shows nearly ⅔ of their DNA is Caucasian, supporting theory they may be descended from 'lost legion' of Roman soldiers" that fled disastrous battle of Carrhae

Parthian warrior at the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC, a disastrous defeat for Rome.

Parthian warrior at the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC, a disastrous defeat for Rome. - Licences available from

Battle of Carrhae - Wikipedia

Battle of Carrhae - Wikipedia

Battle of Carrhae (53 BC), battle between Rome led by Crassus and Parthia led by Surena; Surena outnumbered by 5 to 1 gave Rome one of the worst defeats of their history

Battle of Carrhae BC), battle between Rome led by Crassus and Parthia led by Surena; Surena outnumbered by 5 to 1 gave Rome one of the worst defeats of their history

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At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Parthian cataphracts attack what's left of a Roman force. - art by Johnny Schumate

At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Parthian cataphracts attack what's left of a Roman force. - art by Johnny Schumate

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A Roman centurion leads his legionaries through a storm of arrows at the Battle of Dyrrhachium ~ Radu Oltean.

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At the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC Roman legionnaries were dazzled by silk banners carried by the Parthian cavalry.

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