Building Stone from Hadrian's Wall

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 April 2016

The inscription "LEG II AVG" is marked both on and below a military standard flanked by a goat and a Pegasus. It records the completion of building work by the 2nd legion Augusta. The Pegasus and Capricorn were the emblems of that legion. The main base of the 2nd legion was at Caerleon, but detachments were seconded to help in the construction of the Hadrianic frontier system. From Hadrian's Wall fort at Benwell, Northumberland, Northeast England, UK. The British Museum, London.



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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