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Model building kit Roman castellum

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This model building kit has an average level of difficulty. It is made of A3 carton and printed in eight colors. It measures 51 x 44 x 9 cm and is made on a scale of 1:87.
Forts like this were made by the Romans north of the Alps. Their main purpose was keeping control over the border area (the Limes). First this was done by building wooden forts that gained a permanent character in the course of time. Between the forts were watching towers and commnunication routes. With the aid of this logistic network, messages could be spread over the whole Limes in a fairly short period of time. Germanic farmers and traders could pass the border, but they had to pay taxes first to the Roman customs. On the sites of these fortifications cities like Trier, Nijmegen and Cologne originated. People lived around a Roman fort because the Roman legions provided trade and commerce. Roman soldiers received comfortable wages and were therefore able to buy furniture, clothes and other goods.

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