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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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Through the great open arch of the main entrance on the west it is related to the Plaza, and by means of a stepped ramp on the opposite east side it is connected to the gardens being planned for the area outside that runs up to the Roman wall. A route from one side to another and so through the confines of education and culture is implied.
In doing so it will establish a bridge between the ancient methods and skills of the Roman wall painter and those used within contemporary fine art practice, providing new insights and understandings of these two different creative worlds.
The Roman wall with its bastions is still at an impressive height, in some places close to its original Roman level of 6m high.
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Heritage and landscape photographer Brabbs illustrates and describes the Roman wall authorized in 122 AD by the Emperor Hadrian across the narrowest east-west neck of Britain in order to help defend the southern province from northern barbarians.
DAVID Butler will give a talk on Impressions of the Roman Wall to members of Sedgefield Local History Society at their next meeting on Monday, May 8 in Ceddesfeld Hall at 7.45pm.
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Alan, 47, has been drawing the detail of every stone along the Roman wall - which spanned the Border across Cumbria and Northumberland - for 12 years.
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Holy Island, the Roman Wall and Kielder Forest to see coastal and rural life.