Friday, March 02, 2007

Sceptre from Roman emperor exhibited

By Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 1:19am GMT 27/02/2007

The only Roman emperor's sceptre to have been found has gone on public display in Rome for the first time. The sceptre, which is topped by a blue orb that represents the earth, was discovered at the end of last year and is believed to have been held by Emperor Maxentius, who ruled for six years until 312AD.

Interesting report on both terrestrial and underwater archaeology efforts in Italy.

[Vader brings Luke before the Emperor and hands him Luke's weapon]

Darth Vader: His lightsaber.

The Emperor: [to Luke] Ah, a Jedi's weapon, much like your father's. By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side. So will it be with you.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

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