Hadrian’s Wall, Brampton, Northumberland. England

Hadrian’s Wall, Brampton, Northumberland. England.

Hadrian’s Wall which stretches across northern England, was built in 122 AD on the orders of the Roman emperor Hadrian to mark his empire’s northern frontier.

It took eight years to build the 73 mile-long wall from the Solway Firth to Wallsend on the Tyne, and provided a barrier between Roman Britain and Scotland.

When Emperor Hadrian built Hadrian’s Wall nearly 2,000 years ago, it extended 73 miles coast to coast across northern England from the Solway Firth to Wallsend on the Tyne. Standing 16ft high and up to 12ft wide, it was an extraordinary feat of engineering which was completed in eight years.

It remained in use until the early fifth century when, with the empire collapsing and the city of Rome itself under threat, the Romans left British shores.

It is the largest monument from the ancient era in northern Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: Daily Mail.

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