Roman Military Artifacts

 By: Team 4(Ben Sray, Jon Liles, John Plhak, Steven Ou)

This is an ancient Roman artifact that depicts the egyptian God, Horus in Roman military clothing. In Egyptian religion Horus is the god version of the living king. This artifact reveals that the romans had conquered land well beyond their original territory, and that their culture was influenced by those they conquered. In this instance the Romans conquered the ancient land of egypt, where they learned of the egyptian religion.
The sword of Tiberius- This gilded sword shows the emperor Tiberius presenting his sword to the emperor Augustus as a symbol of his victory. The sword and its scabbard were most likely a gift to a successful general in the war. It shows that Rome greatly valued its warriors, especially those who were successful.
Crocodile-skin suit of armor: This Roman-Egyptian armor suit is from about 200 - 399 AD. In Egypt, the crocodile was seen as a sacred god, representing fearsomeness and invincibility. This reveals that religious views were also incorporated in battle in the Roman-Egyptian world.
Bronze statuette- This statue is that of a Roman foot-soldier, or legionary, in full armour. The soldier wears iron plates as well as strapped sandals. These soldiers were the most common unit in the Roman army, and this shows the most common set of armor.
Warrior: This etruscan sculpture depicts a warrior holding a spear (lost) in battle. His skinniness represents grace and dignity. This shows that the ideal form of an Roman warrior is lean.
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