Craft template Roman military fort
A legionary camp in the Roman Empire
The Roman fort was a military camp that could vary in size. 8 men lived in the small camps, which consisted only of simple barracks. In contrast, the large camps housed up to 1000 legionaries.
A clever investment that made the merchants a lot of money
There were latrines, baths, horse stables and granaries, and running water was also provided. The Roman camps were usually located near the border of the empire in order to protect themselves against enemy raids in an emergency.
- a cut-out book to build yourself
- Difficulty level: easy - medium - challenging
- Number of sheets: 32 pages
- Basic dimensions approx. 60x45cm
- Instructions (English) with partly self-explanatory drawings
Own settlements and trade flourished
Ditches, ramparts and fortifications made of wood or stone were built around the fort. Where the larger forts were located, craftsmen and traders founded their own settlements. The legionaries' family members also lived in these settlements and it was strictly forbidden for legionaries to marry.
Life and survival in the camps of Rome
However, this ban on marriage was not observed and the men married anyway. With the illustrative Roman fort construction sheet, you can give your pupils an interesting insight into how legionaries lived and survived in their camp settlements.
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