Life Lousy for the Roman Soldier

A new exhibit of items excavated outside Carlisle Castle near Hadrian's Wall demonstrates that Roman soldiers fought a different kind of foe - lice. Archaeologists find many artifacts when they dig up history. Some are lovely golden treasures that tell stories of wealth and privilege. Other finds tell stories too. Such a discovery was one of a Roman soldier's comb found near Carlise Castle. Included with the comb was a three-millimetre-long louse, a critter which helps give a total picture of life for the Roman soldier along Hadrian's Wall.

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