Two time-travelling Romans visit a museum with Roman artefacts which are over 2,000 years old. The clip then explains and shows how the Roman army was a precise military machine. We are shown a Roman legionary, one of 5,000 soldiers in a legion, in full armour with a Gladius, a sword used in close combat, as well as other weapons. Some of the marching formations used by the Roman army are also shown.

First broadcast:
7 June 2007

Students could use the information given in this clip to create, label and annotate their own Roman soldier, complete with armour and weapons. Students could complete these independently, or work in a group to create a large, life-size cut out for display. Younger students could be provided with written labels to match to the correct part of the soldier's armour or weapons.