Hadrian's Wall


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Hadrian's Wall,

ancient Roman wall, 73.5 mi (118.3 km) long, across the narrow part of the island of Great Britain from Wallsend on the Tyne River to Bowness at the head of Solway Firth. It was mainly built from c.A.D. 122 to 126 under Emperor Hadrian and was extended by Emperor Severus a century later. The wall demarcated the northern boundary and defense line of Roman Britain. Fragments of the wall, 6 ft (1.8 m) high and 8 ft (2.4 m) thick, and many of the "mile stations" (stone blockhouses along the wall constructed every Roman mile) remain. Hadrian's Wall, which has been preserved, is one of the largest and most significant remains of the Roman occupation.
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Nurture Hadrian's Wall is taking over the fundraising which was carried out by the now defunct Hadrian's Wall Trust.
A new organisation, Nurture Hadrian's Wall, is now to take over the fundraising which was kick-started by the Hadrian's Wall Trust which has since come to a close.
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For those wanting an accessible guide, David Breeze and Brian Dobson's volume, Hadrian's Wall (Breeze & Dobson 2000), remains indispensable.
Illuminating Hadrian's Wall is an ambitious project led by Hadrian's Wall Heritage Ltd, which forms part of the world-class programme of festivals and events developed by culture10 in the North East of England and the Lakes Alive programme in Cumbria presented by Kendal Arts International and Manchester International Arts.
Clues to the questions can be found at forts and attractions along the bus route and visitors are encouraged to send their completed quiz back to Hadrian's Wall Heritage to be entered into a special prize draw.
Until the discovery of this pan,only two other examples were known with inscriptions naming forts on Hadrian's Wall -the Rudge Cup, discovered in Wiltshire in 1725,and the Amiens Patera, found in Amiens in 1949.
Archaeologists are excited because the names of four forts located at the western end of Hadrian's Wall - Bowes, Drumburgh, Stanwix and Castlesteads - are engraved on the vessel.
It featured images from the National Portrait Gallery of pioneering archaeologists and antiquarians who recorded, protected and revealed the stories of the Hadrian's Wall frontier.
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