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Romans 'were not colour prejudiced'

Romans 'were not colour prejudiced'
trefwoorden: romeinse tijd - huidskleur - discriminatie
The Romans who were stationed on Hadrian's Wall didn't judge people by their colour, research by experts at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities has shown.
Evidence gathered from artefacts held in the Museum shows that Africans were represented at all levels of Roman society, from Victor, a freed slave from Morocco, to the Emperor Septimius Severus, who came to this area from Lepcis Magna, in Libya, with the intention of conquering Scotland.
When the Second, Sixth and Twentieth Legions built Hadrian's Wall very few of their men were Italians, most of them were Spanish, Gallic and German soldiers while several of the auxiliary units who took over garrison duty from the legionaries came from North Africa.

Lees verder bij: ( oktober 2003)