Exciting England Series by Lexa Harpell.
Hadrians Wall is a British Cultural Icon in Northern England.
It was built by the Romans as a fortification to separate the Roman English Empire limit and the Barbarians in the north - mainly The Picts and The Ancient Britons.
Hadrian was a Roman Emperor - ruling from 117-138.
The Wall began construction around 122AD. The length of 80 Roman miles (117 miles) starting from the Rive Tyne on the North Sea to Solway Firth on the Irish Sea. It virtually ran horizontal - east to west diving Britain. Taking around 6 years to complete.
A grand wall with forts every five miles, manned with static garrisons.
Built out of cubed stone cut by the Romans, the wall was 3 metres thick and 5-6 metres in height.
After Hadrians death, the new emperor Antoninus Pius virtually abandoned the wall to begin construction of Antonine Wall - 160 miles north on the Scottish border.
After the Romans left England, the stones on the wall were taken and used for other construction - leaving only remnants of its prior grandeur.
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
November 25th, 2016
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