Friday, 13 November 2015

Military History Photo Friday: A Most Unfortunate Roman

If you take a close look at this skull, you'll notice a metal point had punched right through it. This poor fellow currently resides in the archaeological museum in Tetouan, Morocco. Two thousand years ago it was the Roman province of Mauritania, and this man was a soldier protecting the empire against hostile tribes to the south. Sadly he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That had to hurt!

Sean McLachlan said...

With any luck he didn't feel it at all.

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