If you have studied some history, you have read a lot about the Roman Empire, about Julius Caesar, the Colosseum, and maybe about the expansion of the Roman Empire. But, how did the empire expand? What was life like for a soldier fighting in the Roman army?
If you read about the Football World Cup in Qatar, it is one thing to learn about the situation of the workers by listening to FIFA President Gianni Infantino. But, you are quite likely to hear a different story if you speak to the actual workers who were out on the field doing the hard work.
So, what better way to learn about what life was like as a soldier in the Roman army, than through the eyes of actual soldiers? That is the perspective of this temporary exhibition in the British Museum in which you can learn more about what life was like for a soldier in the army of the Roman Empire.
The Roman army was attractive as they offered Roman citizenship to people joining the army. As a result, the army was a promise to people of a better life under better circumstances.
Would you like to learn more about what life was like for a soldier as he was fighting? Or maybe find out what family life was like for soldiers? This exhibition in the British Museum in London is one you should visit.
Life in the Roman army in the British Museum
Location: British Museum
Dates: February 1, 2024 – June 23, 2024
Admission fee: Even though the British Museum is free, this is a temporary exhibition for which you must pay an entrance fee. You can book tickets for the exhibition at the website of the British Museum.
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