The Yes, They Were BLACK! Series* – VALERIAN THE ELDER – A Black Roman

Today’s Proof of BLACKNESS:   VALERIAN THE ELDER – A Black Roman 
This is Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus (193-260), also known as Valerian the Elder. He was a Roman Emperor from 253-260. He was taken captive by Persian King Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the only Roman Emperor who was captured as a prisoner of war, resulting in wide-ranging instability across the Empire.



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