It is one of the great mysteries of ancient Mediterranean history. In the 2nd century AD, Rome’s 9th Legion – Legio IX Hispana – vanished from the historical record. Immortalised through Rosemary Sutcliff’s famous novel The Eagle of the Ninth, the question of what happened to this ‘Lost Legion’ has continued to captivate imaginations down to the present day. This series looks into what we do know about the Ninth Legion and its mysterious disappearance, which continues to divide scholarly opinion. Presented by Tristan Hughes.
Part 2, 'The Mystery' is out soon!