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NYC - Public Lecture Series feat. Frank Aon

Roman Legions, Slave Mercenaries, in Ancient Western Han Duanghuang, Gansu, China, 35B.C.E. to 22B.C.E.

This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of the event to view the lecture for free.

Controversial since Homer H. Dubbs first lectured on his translations of the ancient Western Han Histories of Pan Ku in the late forties and early fifties, and more so when he eventually published his lecture transcripts titled, “A Roman City in Ancient China”, the idea of Roman soldiers being in China at the end of the Roman Republic and earliest Roman Imperial times upset many scholars in America, England, and China as well. Recent DNA tests conducted by the Chinese government and on-going archaeological finds in significant sites in the province of western Gansu has begun to change the minds of a steadily growing number of eminent scholars. More importantly the beginning of scientific testing of Roman artifacts held in museums throughout western and eastern Europe will prove that Roman soldiers returning to “Roma” behind the triumphant march from Parthia, led by Augustus Octavius Caesar in 20B.C.E. returned with a few, but crucial technologies from China that changed the Roman Empire and help make her the dominating power in Europe for the next four centuries and push her influence the world over into the present.

A member of the AIC since 1988, member of the Sin Lung Kwan in Denver, Colorado since 1992, and Chinese Cultural organizations in China since 2004, as well as owner and president of Orenda Laboratory since 1975, Frank Aon has conserved, studied, and engaged in in-depth research of ancient artifacts for the better part of his life. His interaction with the Chinese communities in America and China since 1971 has placed him in a rare position of research and study. Currently, with expressed permission from the Chinese government and as an assistant to Jung Guong of Berkeley, and professors Han Ru Bin and Sun Shuyuan of Beijing University and the Archaeological Institute of Ulaanbaatar in Outer Mongolia Frank got permission with his partner in research, Francis Boyd Jung Guong, to go any where, any time to continue the research of Neolithic and archaic jades, Romans in ancient China, and the evolution of steel (and ceramics, as it relates to metallurgy), in ancient and historical China.

The presentation includes numerous slides of adventure, exquisite landscapes, and rare artifacts found in rare locations, and a compelling body of evidence that offers a story as significant as Marco Polo in the court of Kublai Khan, excepting the fact that the Roman soldiers were there over a thousand years earlier. Also available will be actual rare Roman artifacts for the audience to examine.

Date: 2/2/2015

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ valid Student ID

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