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National Roman Legion Museum

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National Roman Legion Museum

The National Roman Legion Museum ([1].

Background and History

Roman Wales was the farthest point west that the Roman Empire in Roman Britain extended to, and as a defence point the fortress at Caerleon, built in 75 AD, was one of only three permanent Roman Legionary fortresses in Roman Britain. It was occupied and operational for just over 200 years.

The National Roman Legion Museum lies inside what remains of the fortress, and contains many artefacts from the period of Isca Augusta of Legio II Augusta from Roman currency to uniforms.[1]

A short walk from the National Roman Legion Museum is the remains of Isca Augusta:

See: main articles Isca Augusta and Caerleon.

See also


External links

  • Official website – National Roman Legion Museum
  • Six pages of artifacts held within the museum and relating to Roman Caerleon at Gathering the Jewels
  • Museum Wales info on the National Roman Legionary Museum

Coordinates: 51°36′36″N 2°57′19″W / 51.61005°N 2.95529°W / 51.61005; -2.95529

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