The mules of Marius

  • Description

    "This engraved stone stands beside the Lanchester Valley Walk at the point where it crosses the B6296, near the centre of the village. It is a very accurate portrait of a 1st or 2nd century Roman legionary in full marching order. Looking at all the kit he's carrying, you can see how they acquired the mule nickname. Marius was a general who reformed the Roman army in the 1st century BC to make it a more professional force. Among other things he made the soldiers carry much of their gear instead of having a large baggage train, which slowed their mobility." Photo by Robert Graham, 2016.
  • Owner

    Robert Graham
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month ago
    Viewed: 26 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-07-29
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