How did the soldiers train on the Antonine Wall?
How did the Roman soldiers train? Find out all about drills on our website where you can download the Roman Soldier Drill practice https://www.antoninewall.org/…/kids-a…/fun-stuff-to-download
Now you know the drills, it’s time to come and train with Marcus
Part of a soldier’s drill was weapons practice. At Bar Hill, there was a unit of Syrian archers who would have used and practised with arrows like this. It is a cage arrow and would have had tinder and cloth stuffed inside that could be lit, turning it into a fiery missile! See it here:
Soldiers also kept fit in other ways too – why not have a look at these Roman boxing gloves found at Vindolanda, down on Hadrian’s Wall. http://https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/packing-a-punch-boxing-gloves-found-at-vindolanda.htm?fbclid=IwAR3DdwX_Kvq8uOXcM09GSM2WeTJSN3a6L6sln8hS8Bhnpd8nheGHJdvs-1AVideo
Training and life on the Wall