Wooden border watchtower of the Romans
Use the crafting sheet to create your own true copy of a wooden Roman watchtower, which was used for centuries to defend the Roman border.
A world-famous relic of Roman history
This type of watchtower, which you can recreate with the help of this handicraft arch, was part of the famous border fortifications of the Roman Empire, the Limes.
This term is used to describe border ramparts that were supposed to separate the Roman Empire from the Germanic language.
In the beginning, the Limes walls consisted only of woven fences, which were additionally secured by wooden watchtowers that followed each other at short intervals.
Later, the rather insecure fences were replaced by robust wooden palisades, and the watchtowers also later appeared in stable stone walls.
- Level of difficulty: simple
- 2x DIN A4 pages of crafting fun
- Watchtower dimensions 20x20x17cm
- scale 1:87
The watchtower as the most important defence post
About 900 watchtowers were erected along the Limes.
If an attack was suspected from this post, auxiliary troops from nearby castles could be alerted by smoke signals to support the attacked watchtower.
Nevertheless, the Limes was not built to defend against major Germanic attacks, as it was under the rule of Emperor Domitian,
Trajan and Hadrian, the Roman Empire was so strong that it had nothing to fear from such attacks.
Instead, robbers and vagrant gangs should be kept away from the empire.
Bring a piece of history to your home!
With the wooden watchtower you can easily get a taste of Roman military history.
Inspire your family or your pupils with the detailed replica you get with this crafting sheet and let history come alive.
Handicraft fun for everyone!
Our handicraft sheet of the wooden watchtower contains two DIN A4 pages, with which you can reproduce a watchtower in the dimensions 20x20x17 centimetres in detail,
which in turn corresponds to the scale 1:87.
Design your own personal replica of the Roman defensive wall and immerse yourself in the adventure of history with the help of the crafting sheet!
In addition, there is the stone Limes Tower or a faithful replica of the Roman fort.Forum Traiani ® registered trademark