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Recent scientific work has recomputed the population of the first century B.C.E. empire:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20091005/sc_livescience/...;_ylt=AgCJgYtPOeZ62WmWGp.56Iys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTN0dDM1NWYyBGFzc2V0A2xpdmVzY2llbmNlLzIwMDkxMDA1L2FuY2llbnRyb21lc3JlYWxwb3B1bGF0aW9ucmV2ZWFsZWQEY3BvcwM3BHBvcwM0BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDcmVzZWFyY2hlcnNy

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I wasn't able to find that as a valid URL. Do you have another URL or instead, some kind of instructions on how to search for the article within yahoo news?
 
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Noonespecial wrote:
I wasn't able to find that as a valid URL. Do you have another URL or instead, some kind of instructions on how to search for the article within yahoo news?


It works, you just have to highlight the entire thing and paste it in your browser. Very interesting article!
 
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Much the same article just a smaller URL:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091005161122.ht...

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Jacovis wrote:
Noonespecial wrote:
I wasn't able to find that as a valid URL. Do you have another URL or instead, some kind of instructions on how to search for the article within yahoo news?


It works, you just have to highlight the entire thing and paste it in your browser. Very interesting article!


Well, I did that and it didn't work.

No worries though, I have no trouble with the similar article from sciencedaily that Brent posted (thanks Brent).
 
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Huh. I had no idea that the level of population of the Empire in 100 BC was in such dispute. Pretty interesting!

Poking around, I found this, too.

http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu/gallery.php#images_2_0

Digital renderings and modelings of Ancient Rome.
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Very nice, Brady, thanks.

Have your 'boxes' arrived yet? I understand that they are moving slowly because they have FOUR different games that they are shipping right now. And, there was a printing error on the Auxilia which they printed an extra sheet to fix but had to reinsert those in all the already-packed boxes.

I got an email response about a question I was asking that worked out to about 6:30am California time, so they're really hustling to try and get things shipped.
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Have your 'boxes' arrived yet? I understand that they are moving slowly because they have FOUR different games that they are shipping right now. And, there was a printing error on the Auxilia which they printed an extra sheet to fix but had to reinsert those in all the already-packed boxes.

I got an email response about a question I was asking that worked out to about 6:30am California time, so they're really hustling to try and get things shipped.


Hi Kevin! Not yet. I know they're busy. But I grew up with the "Allow 6–8 weeks for delivery" model, so I can wait. If BGG.Con passes and no news, then I'll check in with the USPS or send an email to GMT. As it is, I'm just finishing with stickering my new 3rd ed. base set.

Ah! I wondered about that Roman Imperial Auxilia photo that was posted. Given some of the new unit types that are supposed to be in Exp. 4, I figured that Auxilia maybe took a performance hit somehow—but glad to read that they haven't!

And I'm very happy that GMT caught error and moved so fast to rectify it first. I'm happy to wait a little longer if it means sending out the best product possible.
 
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