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Twentieth Legion - Legio XX (US)

Open from: 
1991
Member of EXARC: 
Yes
Member of ICOM: 
No

The Twentieth Legion was founded in 1991 to recreate the soldiers and world of the Roman Army for public demonstrations and living history displays. Our weapons, armour, and accoutrements are all carefully researched, and constructed at our own expense.

Our recreated Twentieth Legion usually portrays the legionaries based in Britain in the mid-first century AD, but auxiliary troops or legionaries from other eras may also be represented. Our civilian contingent displays daily life in the ancient Roman world. Our clothing and equipment are based on contemporary illustrations and descriptions as well as on archaeological evidence.

The Twentieth Legion performs at various historical programs, Latin and educational events, and encampments. Our troops demonstrate the tactics of the day and the use of the legionary's various weapons. Our civilians demonstrate and discuss the life, times and politics of Rome, and many other aspects of classical life, both military and civilian.

All our activities are geared to public education using our best efforts with the latest research, and are continually updated as new research is available. We present to students and the public, at museums and at Latin and history conventions.

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Location

Twentieth Legion - Legio XX
8820 Camfield Drive
22308 Alexandria
United States
Annual Number of Visitors: 
Phone: 
(1) 571 216 3925
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People Behind

Function:
President and historical expert, key living history interpreter
Function:
Board member, Logistics and publicity chief, living history interpreter

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