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Health and wellbeing in the ancient world
Health and wellbeing in the ancient world

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3.7 Caerleon

You have seen the baths at Caerleon in Week 4’s Baths in the ancient world [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   and earlier this week you looked at the reconstructed barracks in Training the Roman army. The legionary fortress for the Legio 2 Augusta, Caerleon, has yielded finds of cooking utensils and surgical tools but also further evidence of different aspects of health and healing; for example, animal bones which reveal the diet of the soldiers. The site now includes a Roman-inspired garden with a range of plants which the Romans believed had healing qualities.

Now watch Video 6 which, as this course approaches its end, brings together these different pieces of the jigsaw of sources from which you can learn about health.

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Video 6 Caerleon
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