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(Left to right) A Roman shield, a copper alloy Roman legionary helmet, an iron sword with gilded bronze scabbard, a suit of parade armour made from crocodile skin and a bronze head depicting the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Yale University Art Gallery/British Museum

Legion: Life in the Roman Army exhibition delivers exciting finds but fails to go beyond stories of men and weapons of war enough

There are some incredible rare finds on show at this exhibition but it fails to depict a more diverse life in and around Rome’s armies.

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