Scale model (1:10) of a tortoise (testudo), a battle formation in which soldiers marching in close ranks protected themselves with their shields raised above their heads
Rome, Museum of Roman CivilizationInv. No. MCR 893.Photo by Sabina Tariverdieva

Scale model (1:10) of a tortoise (testudo), a battle formation in which soldiers marching in close ranks protected themselves with their shields raised above their heads.


Inv. No. MCR 893.

Rome, Museum of Roman Civilization
(Museo della civiltà romana)

Credits:
© 2009. Photo: S. Tariverdieva.
© Text: Museum inscription.
Keywords: scale model tortoise testudo battle formation soldiers shield
History of Ancient Rome