Legio VI Ferrata and their eastern camp

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


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


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˜€

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