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LEGIO VI VICTRIX COHORS II CIMBRIA er Danmarks første romerske reenactmentgruppe. Vi tæller i dag over 50 medlemmer. Vi går op i at rekonstruere historisk udstyr fra Romerriget og leve og formidle viden om Romerriget, den romerske hær og den romerske forbindelse til Danmark i jernalderen. Vi optræder i forbindelse med museer og andre historiske formidlere. Læs mere:

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Nyt fra romergruppen Posted on Mon, April 14, 2014 17:26:04

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Here we will tell you all about the different things that is going on in the Legion and what is happening in the roman world in general. You can find pictures, updates and newsfeeds from members of the Legion and info about upcoming events.

A trip to Roman Britain

Nyt fra romergruppen Posted on Sat, October 26, 2013 22:12:23

Another trip to Roman Britain.

We spent our holidays i Britain again. Two years ago we walked along Hadrians Wall on the very edge of the Roman Empire. This year we walked the Cotswolds Trail. Our walk started in Sulis Minerva(Bath) The Roman bath in Bath is a must see for every Roman enthusiast. The museum is great and provides a fantastic audioguide which keeps you at the museum for hours.
Later on we took a little detour to Cirencester. Cirencester has an amphitheater hidden under grass and earth but you can walk around and across it and it still is a fabolus experience. The town was only second to London in Roman times. The pictures of the horseman are from the townmuseum.
We spent the last days in Portsmouth and visited the new Mary Rose museum. Portchester is one of the Roman Saxon shore forts and it is only a short busride from Portsmouth. Unfortunately we did not have time to see Butser Ancient Farm or the Roman villa at Fishbourne or Maiden Castle.

Pictures of the chest

Nyt fra romergruppen Posted on Mon, January 14, 2013 21:06:23


Nyt fra romergruppen Posted on Mon, January 14, 2013 21:01:46

A Roman inspired chest.

I was asked to build a chest for one of our legionaries. The chest had to be big enough to lock away a gladius and at the same time to serve as a piece of furniture to sit upon on our reenactment campaigns. Obviously a common legionary would never have had a personal chest that size on a campaign. The needs of modern day reenactor are quite different from those of a Roman soldier.

There are very few surviving chests from the early Empire. In Pompeji and Herculaneum a couple of chests survived badly burnt. Smaller chest like boxes survived in graves and cities. These are very often possible to reconstruct because of different metal parts and applications that survived to our days. Literature:

Stephan T. A. M. Mols Wooden furniture in Herculaneum. Form, Technique and Function.

J. C. Gieben, Publisher Amsterdam 1999

Emilie Riha Kästchen, Truhen, Tische- Möbelteile aus Augusta Raurica

Forschungen in Augst, Band 31 2001 Römermuseum Augst

I didn’t choose to make a copy of an existing piece of furniture, but the chest is strongly influenced by one found in Herculaneum. I made it smaller and changed the legs. The original does not have legs but just 2 pieces of wood to keep it away from the ground. I did not put a panel round the lid of the chest. It is not necessary, fragile and quite annoying when one uses the chest. The original does not have a lock. I chose a simple solution that makes it possible to lock the chest with a padlock. The metal handles are inspired by handles found on smaller wooden boxes. The original does not have handles or metal reinforcements at the corners.

COHORS II på Museum

Nyt fra romergruppen Posted on Mon, August 27, 2012 14:09:32

Fra den 12. oktober 2012 til 17. Februar 2013. Vil Esbjerg Museum vise særudstillingen SEMPER PARATUS om den romerske legionær.

Udstillingen, der vil være bygget op omkring COHORS II CIMBRIAs lejrudstyr, våben og rustninger, vil fremvise livet som legionær i de romerske legioner og romerrigets påvirkning på det danske område i Ældre Romersk Jernalder (0-300 evt.).

Udstillingen er designet af COHORS IIs Henrik Kristiansen og Thomas Rafn i samarbejde med Anne Sofie Lundtofte fra Esbjerg Museum. Udstillingen bliver en af de dyreste særudstillinger museet har opsat i nyere tid. Udstillingen vil ud over udstyr fra COHORS II og fund fra museets egne arkiver også omfatte den 1,5 tons tunge romerske kastemaskine Hatra Ballista fra Hjemsted Oldtidspark.

Udstillingen åbnes til Kulturnatten på Esbjerg Museum, fredag den 12. oktober kl. 18.00 hvor medlemmer af Cohors II vil være deltagende i et aftenevent i Romerrigets tegn.

Ud over at se levende legionærer vil der denne aften også være mulighed for smagsprøver fra det antikke romerske køkken, fremstillet af Civiles fra COHORS II, samt mange andre “romerske” aktiviteter.

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