Hadrian's Wall
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Hadrians Wall

A wall about 120 km long built by the Emperor Hadrian to control the invaders from the north. Built between 122 - 127 A.D, it was of stone construction 3 metres thick and 3 - 4 metres high. 17 forts were constructed along its length with smaller versions every 1.5 km which were joined by walkways. On the northern side, a 3 metre deep ditch was excavated along its length. It tended to be more earth than wall on the west side of England ( see Romans ). It was breached a number of times and was finally abandoned in 383 A.D.

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