Skip to comments.Roman Legionary Camp Uncovered in Israel
Posted on 07/13/2015 1:26:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Archaeologists from the Jezreel Valley Regional Project say they have unearthed the remains of a 1,900-year-old camp of Legio VI Ferrata (Sixth Ironclad Legion) near the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo.
During the past three excavation seasons (2013-2015), the archaeologists have made a number of significant finds at the site.
They uncovered defensive trenching earthworks next to the foundations of a great wall about 20 feet (6 m) wide. They also found numerous ceramic roof tiles with the legions mark, Roman coins and the fragments of scale armor, and exposed rooms likely belonging to one of the barracks areas.
During the reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138 CE), two imperial legions were stationed in the province of Judea: Legio X Fretensis in Jerusalem and Legio VI Ferrata in the north, the archaeologists said....
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