For some years now, members of the association have spent a weekend once a year as night watchmen on the Roman fortification in Haltern. In mid-January it was that time again.
The last cleaning work has been done and soon our Manuballista will be part of the state exhibition in the Haltern Roman Museum.
Roman Army at your service
The I. ROEMERCOHORTE OPLADEN e.V ("First Roman Cohort of Opladen") is a historical society which aims to reconstruct the equipment, the way of life and the everyday duty of the Roman Army and its civilian surroundings by re-enacting ancient Roman life as authentically as possible. For more than 30 years this has been done by reconstructing several items of daily use, both large and small. Many activities are carried out in cooperation with archaeological museums, where we then present the results of our work to the public.
At a glance
There are no events in the near future.
Cohors VI Asturum
The history of Cohors VI Asturum is only know in fragments by two inscriptions.
Roman soldiers traveled many miles on campaigns every day and yet had a familiar home every night.
Nomen est omen - and sometimes a Roman name even tells a little life story.