Cremated Soldier Found in Cooking Pot at Vast Roman Camp in Israel

The camp discovered by Armageddon is the only full-scale Roman legionary base found so far in the East: It housed the 'Ironclad' Sixth Legion, a cremated comrade in a cooking pot, and a Sacred Eagle, whose birdly squawks would be interpreted as portents of war

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Roman cooking pot with the remains of a cremated Roman Legionary, found at the first base camp of Romans found in the East, by Tel Megiddo.
Roman cooking pot with the remains of a cremated Roman Legionary, found at the Roman military camp discovered at Legio, by Tel MegiddoCredit: Yotam Tepper
Philippe Bohstrom
Philippe Bohstrom
The monumental gate of the Principia at the Legionary Base at Legio
The monumental gate to the principia at LegioCredit: Yotam Tepper
The monumental gate of the Principia at the Legionary Base at Legio
The monumental gate of the Principia at the Ironclads' Legionary Base at LegioCredit: Yotam Tepper
Roman cooking pot with the remains of a cremated Roman Legionary, found at the first base camp of Romans found in the East, by Tel Megiddo.
Roman cooking pot with the remains of a cremated Roman Legionary, found at the Roman military camp discovered at Legio, by Tel MegiddoCredit: Yotam Tepper
A Roman tile from Legio, bearing the footprints from legionary sandals
A Roman tile from Legio, bearing the footprints from legionary sandals Credit: Yotam Tepper
At the biggest known Roman camp in the east, at Legio.
At the biggest known Roman camp in the east, at Legio.Credit: Yotam Tepper
Bronze scales from Roman army armor, found at the Legio military base by Tel Megiddo. Picture shows three separate sets of two scales each.
Bronze scales from Roman army armor, found at the Legio military base by Tel MegiddoCredit: Courtesy of the Jezreel Valley R
Clay pipes in situ, used for the drinking water supplies to buildings in the Legionary base at Legio
Clay pipes in situ, used for the drinking water supplies to buildings in the Legionary base at Legio Credit: Yotam Tepper
tile bearing the stamp of the Sixth Legion Ferrata
tile bearing the stamp of the Sixth Legion Ferrata Credit: Jezreel Valley Regional Project

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