Near Tel Megiddo, in northern Israel, was discovered in 2015, dating to the 2nd-3rd century CE. Permanent Roman camp of the VI Ferrata legion called Legio. The legion was one of two stationed in the region and participated in the suppression of the Bar Kochba rebellion in 132-135 CE.
Archaeologists discovered the mark of the Ferrata legion, sewers, streets, several structures, possibly including the commander’s quarters. According to the scientist Yotam Tepper, the camp was really large, in which there were 5,000 legionaries. Thanks to the Legio camp, the Romans guarded the strategic passage of Wadi Ara, and controlled the communication line connecting the coastal plain with the Jezreel Valley. When Roman troops were withdrawn in the 3rd century, Legio became a town named Maximianopolis, in honour of Emperor Maximian.