Tues. 14th September: More at Caerleon!

Things just keep getting found at Caerleon. It seems that they’ve discovered an entire set of lorica segmentata, the ‘plate’ armour that we are all familiar with from TV and film. As there are still substantial gaps in our knowledge about this type of armour, the find is potentially of great importance. Read about it on the BBC here.

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  1. Posted 14 September 2010 at 18:21 | Permalink

    LOL you beat me too it, and this on top of the article about the find of a Helmet going on sale


    an interesting week.

    Although there is some scepticism around the condition and could it have been imprted and buried to be dug up here to make it a rarer more exceptional find?

  2. benkane
    Posted 15 September 2010 at 11:06 | Permalink

    Really? Not that surprising, really. All I’ve seen of it so far was the front of the Telegraph, which a neighbour showed me. I must look it up.

  3. Posted 15 September 2010 at 17:12 | Permalink

    I found out about the helmet just now. I joked on another blog that after the helmet and the segmentata, my friends at the Harzhorn/Kalefeld dig should discover something really cool (better than horse bones and even more catapult bolts) to make it three. 🙂

  4. Posted 15 September 2010 at 19:59 | Permalink

    Most of that is appearing on some historical forums rather than national press, so may just be nerds spouting off and sour grapes. But it is amazingly well preserved.

  5. benkane
    Posted 15 September 2010 at 20:13 | Permalink

    That would indeed be cool!

  6. benkane
    Posted 15 September 2010 at 20:13 | Permalink

    I still haven’t looked it up *mental slap on wrist* Will do so now.

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