Antonine Wall


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Antonine Wall

(ˈæntənaɪn)
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(Named Buildings) a Roman frontier defence work across S Scotland, extending between the River Clyde and the Firth of Forth. It was built in 142 ad on the orders of Antoninus Pius (86–161 ad), emperor of Rome (138–161)
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Noun1.Antonine Wall - a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
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Description: A foray along a stretch of the Antonine Wall with Roman forts (and an Iron Age one) following lengths of towpath beside the Forth and Clyde Canal.
The globally unique value of the Roman Empire's borders was acknowledged by the World Heritage committee already back in 1987 when it included the Hadrian Wall (UK) on the World Heritage List, and when adding to this locality the Upper-Germanic-Rhaetian Limes (Germany) in 2005 and Antonine Wall (Scotland) in 2008," ubica Pinikova concluded, as quoted by Sme.
Then there's Mugdock Country Park, the start of the West Highland Way and scattered pieces of the Roman Antonine Wall protruding unexpectedly through garden lawns.
It is the longest fort-lined ancient barrier between Central Europe and China, it is longer than the Roman Hadrian's Wall between England and Scotland and the Antonine Wall in central Scotland put together.
The rail bridge becomes the sixth landmark in Scotland to have the status - the others are Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, Orkney, New Lanark, the Antonine Wall and St Kilda.
But she also tells the remarkable story of why the Romans then quietly abandoned the Antonine Wall after just 20 years - which may go some way towards explaining why Hadrian's Wall still remains better known.
LAST ONE The series which gives us a bird's-eye view of England's historical sites ends with a look at the Antonine Wall in Scotland.
Contract Notice: Socio Economic Baseline and Appraisal - Antonine Wall WHS.
Dr Tim Brennan, an associate dean in the University of Sunderland's Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, has already completed a solo run of the Roman Antonine Wall, following the 50-mile frontier from the west to east coast of Scotland in 11 hours in horrendous weather.
20) They are recorded by three inscriptions at the Antonine Wall fort of Bar Hill:
The 20th Legion was one of those conscripted to help construct Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall, the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire in Scotland, around the middle of the second century.
Enlivening every section are insets that will enrich the reader's experience: one on Winston Churchill in the Blenheim Palace piece, for example, one on the Emperor Antoninus Plus for the Antonine Wall chapter, and so forth.