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Replica Soldier's Oil lamp

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

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oil lamp from our romans artefacts for schools topic box
oil lamp from our romans artefacts for schools topic box
oil lamp from our romans artefacts for schools topic box

Questions

1. What was this used for?

2. How do you think it worked?

3. The Romans liked to remember their Gods by putting images of them on lamps and other items like these.  Why was this important to them?

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1. What was this used for ?

ANSWER: As a light in the soldier’s tents.

2. How do you think it worked?

ANSWER: It was filled with oil and the white wick was lit.

3. The Romans liked to remember their Gods by putting images of them on lamps and other items like these.  Why was this important to them?

ANSWER: Because many were very religious and wanted to remember their Gods.