The Roman Army Museum

We left our chicken and leek casserole in the Mr D’s Thermal Cooker, and went out exploring for the day. We started at the Roman Army Museum. I must say that I do admire these modern museum layouts. Plenty of audio and video, and a focus on the life of the subjects, not just the provenance of the archaeological finds. This approach is probably designed to appeal to children, but, hey, it works for me too!

Just a few of the exhibits that caught my eye:

Cavalryman

Cavalryman


Centurion

Centurion

Legionary

Legionary

Auxiliary

Auxiliary

Chariots

Chariots

The soldier's backpack

The soldier’s backpack

A selection of food.  Looks quite a good and healthy diet.

A selection of food. Looks quite a good and healthy diet.

After a bracing mug of hot chocolate, we faced the breezy walk to Hadrian’s Wall, which I’ll describe in the next posting …

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