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li·mes

 (lī′mēz)
n. pl. lim·i·tes (lĭm′ĭ-tēz′)
A fortified boundary or border, especially of the Roman Empire.

[Latin līmes, līmit-.]
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limes

(ˈlaɪmiːz)
n, pl limites (ˈlɪmɪˌtiːz)
(Historical Terms) the fortified boundary of the Roman Empire
[from Latin]
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Hadrian's Wall, the Antonine Wall in Scotland and the German Limes are all part of the international Frontiers of the Roman Empire world heritage site.
The sculpture probably dates from the Second Century and is described by Dr Jon Coulston, an expert on the sculpture of the northern frontiers of the Roman empire, as "the most exciting and vibrant piece of Roman funerary art ever to have been recovered from Britain".
The Duke will be visiting Housesteads Roman Fort at 1.30pm to unveil the plaque naming Hadrian's Wall as part of the new frontiers of the Roman Empire Trans-national World Heritage Site.
HADRIAN'S Wall has become the first part of a project to unite countries which once guarded the frontiers of the Roman Empire.
THE Antonine Wall has been put forward for nomination as a World Heritage Site as part of a multi-country bid to gain recognition for the historical structures of the European Frontiers of the Roman Empire.
'The Antonine Wall will be an important addition to the existing Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage site.
This nomination will bring the Antonine Wall under the banner of the transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site which currently includes Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Limes in Germany.
The Camp Farm site at Maryport is at the western point of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire world heritage site, which stretches for over 3,000 miles from Cumbria across Europe to the Middle East, through Syria, and along the north coast of Africa.
The Danube LimesThe Frontiers of the Roman Empire - Danube Limes nomination project was established as a cooperation between Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary."After agreement, the Hungarian side filed the joint international project, from its national quota," ubica Pinikova, head of the department of national cultural monuments and conservation areas of the Slovak Monuments Board, told Sme.
The frontiers of the Roman Empire, most famously symbolized by Hadrian's Wall, have long exerted a particular fascination.
HADRIAN'S Wall is to be renamed Frontiers of the Roman Empire Trans-national World Heritage Site.