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From: John Giacoletti <>
Subject: Adrian's wall
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 17:15:01 -0500


>>>>>Does anybody know where Adrian's wall was built ....?

Yup. South of the Tonine Wall:-))

Encarta says:

Hadrian's Wall, ancient Roman stone and masonry wall, constructed to
protect the northern boundary of Roman Britain against hostile tribes.
Emperor Hadrian of Rome ordered its construction around AD 122. The wall
extended 117 km (73 mi) from Solway Firth to the mouth of the Tyne River
and was about 6 m (about 20 ft) high and about 2.4 m (about 8 ft) wide. A
military road ran along the south side of the wall, and a series of heavily
garrisoned forts and sentry posts were built along its length. The wall
also marked the frontier of Roman civil jurisdiction. A few sections of
Hadrian's Wall remain standing in present-day Great Britain.

"Hadrian's Wall," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft
Corporation. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation.

John G.

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