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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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Roman influence in Denmark

Vidste du? Posted on Tue, November 18, 2014 13:51:44

From a member of the Legion!

Horsens Museum, Denmark, you can find things, such as kitchen wares, a
complete Hamata in bits and a Pugio. All this was found in the same
area. It proves that there were close contacts between the residents of the area around Horsens and the Roman Empire.

It is very possible that the Hamata belonged to a man who served as an
auxiliary soldier in Roman army. One can speculate why these items ended
up in Denmark, to be found in a grave. It is therefore very convincing
that this man indeed was a Roman auxiliary. As Danish Roman Re-enactors
we often, get the question from the audience, “Why are you Danes dressed
up as Romans and not Vikings? The Romans never were in Denmark.” Well
that is true, but there were close contacts with Roman Empire of some
sort. People here took the items with them in their graves. The things
were not spoils of war. If so they would have been cut to pieces. These
people clearly loved all things, Roman.

Denmark has the
largest and best preserved collection of Roman weapons in the world. Now
that is indeed a very good and plausible reason why we have a Roman
Re-enactment group in Denmark.

Top left: Chainmail 4-5 mm revited. Top right: Pugio and reconstructed pugio. Bottom: Roman broze vessel.

Roman Britain

Vidste du? Posted on Sat, October 26, 2013 21:49:06

Klein Kastell

Vidste du? Posted on Sun, February 24, 2013 17:21:43

Klein Kastell

Vidste du? Posted on Sun, February 24, 2013 17:03:00

A trip from the northern shores of the barbaricum to the Limes Frontier of the civilized world in Germania Superior.

The Limes is part of the Unesco World Heritage. This means that even the most uninterested local politicians, tourist organizations and companies take Roman history in Germany seriously. This has resulted in numerous reconstructions of Roman architecture and new museums along the Limes frontier in Western Germany.

The easiest and cheapest solution is of course to build a new Roman watch tower, in either stone or timber with a 30feet long ditch, earthen rampart and a palisade. The local restaurant offers a so called Roman dish or 2, maybe the popular Römer Platte.

The Deutsche Limes Kommission is trying to change that. The reconstruction of a small earthen Limes Klein Kastell is a result of this new policy. The small village of Pohl has the only small timber, earth Kastell to be built at the Limes in Germany. The first thought to cross one`s mind is why should others not be allowed to build another one. Nonetheless it is quite obvious. Others are forced to build something that has not been tried before. This will give us unique new structures of different time periods within the existence of the Limes frontier.

The Klein Kastell Pohl is an early structure. It was probably erected at the turn of the 1st to the 2nd century anno domino under the reign of the emperor Trajan. All the stones are painted onto the wooden fortifications. The Kastell was manned by a small auxillia force which monitored the border and controlled a nearby road. Enjoy the pictures. You can read a full rapport at It is a Pdf file under Literatur, Publikationen der deutschen Limeskommission 1 2012. There are numerous other articles on the file. The text is in German.

A Roman bag – perhaps?

Vidste du? Posted on Tue, January 22, 2013 20:06:58

A Roman bag.

Unfortunately we do not have many leather or textile bags or purses surviving from Roman times. In Holland a purse containing 312 denari was found in 1952. The youngest coins date from Commodus reign which dates the find to the late 2nd century.

In Palestine a bag with letters was found in a cave in 1961. The bag belonged to a woman called Babatha. She was Jewish and running from Roman troops. The bag contained legal documents that date the find to the Bar Koachbar oprising in 132 to 135 after Christ. That does not mean that this kind of bag was used by Roman civilians or soldiers. It is contemporary and might have been used by Romans as well.

It is a nice bag, medium size 34 by 34 cm in goatskind and it is easy to make. Another purse was found in Vindolanda near Hadrians Wall. It is very simple 26,5 cm in diameter and 7 slots for a pull string. It might have been used for everyday items or tools.


Juliane Schwartz, Ermelinde Wudy Römer selbst erleben. Kleidung, Spiel und Speisen selbst ausprobiert. Konrad Theiss Verlag Stuttgart 2010

Oliver Teske Römischer Geldbeutel

Martin Moser Leatherwork through the ages. This is a very interesting blog.

Yadin Yigael The finds from The Bar-Kokhba Period in the cave of letters. Jerusalem 1963

Carol van Driel-Murray, John Peter Wild Vindolanda Research Reports. Volume 3 The early wooden forts.

The picture on the right side is from the legion in Arabeia, Hadrian`s Wall and shows a reconstruction of the pursr found in Vindolanda.

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