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Hadrian's Wall

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The Romans had conquered Britain except for that troublesome northern bit, now called Scotland.

The people up there did not want to be part of Rome (This is an example of an understatement.).

Hail, Caesar!

So the Romans decided to wall off the the north to keep the "wild barbarians" out.

In 122, Emperor Hadrian orders a wall built, to divide the Romans from the barbarians.

Emperor Hadrian orders a wall be built to divide the Romans from the barbarians.

Hadrian Wall construction details



A fort near the western end of the wall:

Moresby Fort


below: "...Legio II 'Augusta' (made this part of the Wall)."

Legio II Augusta

Sextus Calpurnius Agricola - VI Victrix

A religious marker for Sol Invictus (Unconquered Sun) put up by a detachment from Legio VI "Victrix" (6th Legion "The Victorious")

Sextus Calpurnius Agricola - VI Victrix

below: ruins of a fort along the Wall

Roman baths at a large fort along the wall.


below: Inside a tower fort.


below: Ruins of a large wall fort and outbuildings.

A model of the wall fort at Moresby.

below: Model of a typical gate fort.

Ruins of a gate arch

below: another view of fort ruins

The Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall was built about 20 years later farther north and deep inside Scotland.
Abandoned about 22 years later, too hard to defend and maintain.

Wall plaque for the Antonine Wall

below: a model of the Antonine Wall

A few last images...

Requiescat in pace.

Cave Canem

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