This one is just starting to hit the English press, but judging from the coverage by AP, it isn't going to get much better. German archaeologists have found evidence of a battle involving the Romans, in northern Germany -- specifically, near Kalefeld-Oldenrode (124 miles north of the Teutoburg Forest), and, get this, is dated to the early third century A.D.! The dating is based on a "well worn" coin of Commodus. Some 600 artifacts have been found, mostly weaponry (spears, arrowheads, catapult bolts and the like) and the German coverage acknowledges that the Germans of the time did make use of Roman weaponry, but there appears to be definite evidence of a 'Roman' presence.

Although the German archaeologists apparently held a press conference on all this, they don't appear to have generated very many quotes.

Roman battlefield discovered in northern Germany (AP)

600 Roman artifacts found in northern Germany, Romans may have stayed longer than thought (Chicago Tribune)

600 Roman artifacts found in northern Germany, Romans may have stayed longer than thought (LA Times)

Photo Gallery: Archaeologists Find Roman Battlefield in Germany (Speigel)

Römisches Schlachtfeld am Harzrand entdeckt (IDW)

Hier metzelten Römer die Germanen nieder (Welt)

Forscher entdecken Schlachtfeld (FR)

Römisches Schlachtfeld in Niedersachsen entdeckt (BZ)

Römisches Schlachtfeld entdeckt (n-tv)

Archäologische Sensationsfunde präsentiert (WLZ-FZ)

Romans fought in north in 3rd century, dig shows (Guardian)

Archaeologists Find Roman-Era Battlefield in Germany (Spiegel)

Archaeologists Discover Roman Battlefield in Northern Germany (DW-World)

Ancient Battlefield Hints at Roman Persistence (Science Now -- best English coverage so far)

Discovery of Roman Battlefield Poses Historical Riddle (Spiegel)

Vorstoß nach der Varusschlacht(Focus ... tip o' the pileus to S Karcher for this and the previous link)

Roms vergessener Feldzug (LZ)

Ancient Roman battlefield uncovered in Germany (Boston Herald)

Roman battlefield unearthed (IOL)

UPDATE 01/02/09: the story is developing ... see Adrian Murdoch's comments on one of the theories now being proposed: Kalefeld and Caracalla (Bread and Circuses)