Hadrian's Wall in England - 120 kilometers wall from II century
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Date of build
2nd century e.e.
- Other building names: Hadrian's Wall, Wał Hadriana
- Building type: Wall
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- Material: Stone
- Length: 120 km
The wall is 4.5 meters high and 2.5 - 3 meters wide.
Wall width is variable. The western part was initially made of peat, later it was made of stone.
750,000 m were used for the construction of the monument? stones.
For centuries, Hadrian's Wall was robbed of stone (evidence of this is visible in many surrounding buildings), and in some places it was blown up to make it easier to draw stone .
Originally the wall consisted of milestones (spaced every 1 mile, ie about 1481 m) and turrets (two equally spaced between each pair of castles) ). Milestones could accommodate a few men, but most of the troops were stationed south of the wall. Soon everything changed. 14 new watchtowers were built on the wall line, including those that can now be viewed at Housesteads, Chesters and Birdoswald, and Hadrian's border has become home to 10,000 soldiers.
The Roman emperor built a wall to revive the Romans from the barbarians.
Construction works have been completed within 7-8 years.
A special bus "Hadrian's Wall" with three guides has been helping you navigate the wall for 28 years.
From April 27 to June 3, around 100 special festivals, concerts, shows and rallies are held along the wall. In the period from April to August, archaeologists are exploring the wall.
Each year, around 1.25 million people visit the wall. Of which over 500,000 visit forts and museums open to the public. Unfortunately, since 1970, the number of visitors to the monument has been evenly decreasing.
Official website: http://www.visithadrianswall.co.uk