There is an interesting museum in Leon concentrating on Roman culture – especially legions. As a fact it is also the history of Leon itself. Museum is near city walls that romans once started to build. It happens to be so that Leon got it same from legion. This is because city is founded around 29 BC as a fortress for Roman legion VI (Victrix).
Photo from one of the main squares (near Gaudi house and Palacio de los Guzmanes).
The city of Leon in Spain started from Roman legion based there to keep region calm.
The Roman fortress on Leon – when it all started.
Imagination how living quarters of Roman legionaire could have looked…
When not training or fighting, men passed time playing dice or other board games.
Personal equipment of one man living in this room.
On course Scutum shield and pilum spear are in the corner for fast use if needed.
When it is cold this fur coated robe will help to stand in quard.
A very nice Roman armor used in last period of republic – mail-chain shirt. Typically Centurion would have used this armor.
This armor was very protective and still made it possible to move fluently. Used in imperial Rome 0-100 AD.
Typical Gladius sword – very handy when used in close combat. Origin of the sword came actually from Hispania.
One of the most important tools of Roman soldiers – Galicula sandals. Roman soldier needed to be able to march even 100 km in one day.
Yes – Galicula had iron stables on it’s bottom. This made sandals very long lasting.
Roman Puglia knife with some tools used by legionaries.
And a general picture of all …
A Roman helmet used by legionaries in Spain.
Bath house was also very important for legionaries.
Some nice pictures from museum. Roman soldier patrol near city wall.
And a family picture from Roman domus.