Donna, That was riveting, to say the least. Thank you, also for the links to the maps. I agree with what you say about the western and eastern legs of the ancient Roman empire. Back in the latter part of the 20th century, most prophecy teachers were postulating that only the western part of the Roman empire would be revived. And they pointed the Common market, and then later to the EU, as proof. However, that would mean that in Nebuchadnezzar's dream, all ten toes would have to been on only one leg of the image, rather than 5 on one leg and 5 on the other. btw - I only realized that, as I read your letter, a few minutes ago, so again, thank you.