Last weekend, we pitched our tents in the Xanten Archaeological Park again.
The last cleaning work has been done and soon our Manuballista will be part of the state exhibition in the Haltern Roman Museum.
Roman Army at your service
The I. ROEMERCOHORTE OPLADEN e.V ("First Roman Cohort of Opladen") is a historical society which aims to reconstruct the equipment, the way of life and the everyday duty of the Roman Army and its civilian surroundings by re-enacting ancient Roman life as authentically as possible. For more than 30 years this has been done by reconstructing several items of daily use, both large and small. Many activities are carried out in cooperation with archaeological museums, where we then present the results of our work to the public.
At a glance
There are no events in the near future.
Legio VI Victrix
Until the turn from first to second century AD the legion was stationed at Novaesium (Neuss) and then at Vetera II in the vicinity of Xanten.
Whether border guards, scouts or transport mission: Auxiliaries were an indispensable part of the Roman army.
Nomen est omen - and sometimes a Roman name even tells a little life story.