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The Layout of a Roman Legion's camp

Below you find the layout of camp of a Roman army on the march. Every night the legion would halt and erect a camp in this layout. As every Roman force used the same scheme, this meant that every soldier always knew where to find everything. Also this meant that when a soldier would enter the camp of another legion, for example when delivering a message, he would always know where to go.
Notice that the legion's standards have their place reserved at the center of the camp; in fact they had their own tent.

Ditch and Palisade
Stables
Stables
Via
Principalis
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tent
Standards
General's
Quarters
Camp
Headquarters
Altar
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Rostrum
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Via
Praetoria
Forum Via
Decumana
Officers' Tents
Officers' Tents
Officers' Tents
Officers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Via
Principalis
Officers' Tents
Officers' Tents
Officers' Tents
Officers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Soldiers' Tents
Stables
Stables
Ditch and Palisade