Legio VI Ferrata and their eastern camp

A fascinating article about important archaeological finds from an ancient Roman military camp.

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.831317

The fort was manned by the Legio VI Ferrata, the “Ironclads.” Roman legions often had epithet nicknames attached to their unit.

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Gaius’s legion, Legio IV (or IIII) Flavia Felix, is the “Lucky Legion” (Flavia being a reference to the emperor who originally created the legion, Vespasian). Their animal symbol was the lion… of course. πŸ˜€

Happy Boxing Day!

JPK

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