Ancient Rome: 27BC-200 AD
or infantry soldiers wore the Imperial Gallic style of helmet. Though the helmets evolved in many ways and
were called by different names over the years, they maintained their basic
design of cheek guards, neck guards, and brow guard. Officers wore a crest atop
their helmets. Legionaries signed up
for 25 years and upon retirement received money or a small plot of land. The formidable Roman army instilled fear as
they toppled one city after another with their siege weapons. The Empire, at its largest around mid 1
century AD extended from Europe, to Egypt, and into Persia.
helmet found in the Rhine River is on display in the museum of Andreasstift,
near Worms, Germany.
Gray construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.) - 3 pieces
Tape (clear packing tape)
Glue stick or glue
Duct tape version
Brown paper grocery bag
Gray duct tape – 1 each
Scissors – bandage scissors or other sharp scissors work best
for cutting duct tape
Laminate construction paper - to extend the life
of the hat (buy by the roll and buy good quality). Low quality laminate will
separate from paper quickly.
Foam sheets – large (12 in. x 18 in.) or by the
roll (18 in. x 72 in.) Tape
on the inside when possible, use transparent duct tape on exterior when