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Military Camps

Series 2 - Many Episodes

Thousands of Roman soldiers were away from home conquering other lands and they all had to live somewhere. Where did they live?

Historians tell us that Roman soldiers lived in two types of military camps, permanent camps and marching camps.

Marching camps were used when soldiers were away on campaigns – usually conquering other countries to add land to the Roman Empire and had fewer home comforts. Soldiers lived in tents made out of leather – see Roman Tents.

Eventually the Romans decided it was easier to build all their camps to the same design so that when soldiers arrived in a new location they immediately knew where to pitch (put up) their tents. The camps were laid out like a town with streets, temples and a market place.

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