Aquis Querquennis

Hospital - AquisQuerquennis 3D


Roman military hospitals mark a historic milestone of their own being as they were the first of their kind.

Rome looked after the health of its soldiers as they were the backbone of its military might and constituted its most valuable resource.

The people from the area, Galicians, first enrolled in the auxiliary troops of the Roman army. After a period of two generations, with the extension of Roman citizenship, they were finally able to enlist in the legions.

Therefore, they contributed to the conquest, organization, administration and Romanization of the different provinces of the Empire. Although the Legio VII Gemina was the only one detached in the northwest area of the Iberian Peninsula, this does not prevent the active presence of Galician soldiers throughout the Roman Empire.

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