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The Wall is probably what Emperor Hadrian is most famous for!

Hadrian's Wall was built in AD 122-30 by order of the Emperor Hadrian.

Hadrian's Wall was 73 miles long.

Hadrian's Wall ran from Wallsend-on-Tyne in the East of England to Bowness on the Solway Firth in the West of England.

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Emperor Hadrian Ruled from 117 to 138 AD.

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The Emperor Hadrian ruled for 21 years from A.D. 117 until A.D. 138, when the Empire of Ancient Rome was at its height.

The Emperor Hadrian consolidated and strengthened The Roman Empire. He was The Roman Emperor responsible for the building of Hadrian's Wall in England.

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Hadrian's Wall Photograph

Hadrian's wall, Roman, second century CE.

Hadrian's wall, Roman, second century CE.
Housesteads, England.
Source: www.vroma.org Credits: Susan Bonvallet, 2000.

Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall crosses the whole width of Britain, from Wallsend (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) in the East to Bowness-on-Solway in the West.

Hadrian's Wall is seventy-three miles long.

Hadrian's Wall was between 13 and 15 feet high when it was built, (aprox. 4 - 5 metres).

Emperor Hadrian ordered Hadrian's Wall to be built in 120 A.D.

Hadrian's Wall was built to mark and defend the Northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain.

Hadrian's Wall was built to keep the uncontrollable and warlike Picts from invading and raiding the Empire.

Hadrian's Wall provides a good view of the land to the north, which would have been outside the rule of the Roman Empire.

Hadrian's Wall is probably what the Emperor Hadrian is best remembered for, in Britain at least.

The best preserved sections of Hadrians Wall are close to the Houseteads Fort, in the centre of Britain.

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Hadrian's Wall Soldiers

Model of legionary soldiers building Hadrian's wall modern.

Model of legionary soldiers building Hadrian's wall modern.
Housesteads, Museum.
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Archaeologists and Historians now believe that Hadrian's Wall was not designed to lock people in or out, but rather to control their movement.

This can be seen by the large number of gateways in the wall.

The gateways were placed at regular intervals along Hadrian's Wall a mile apart and are known as milecastles.

The milecastles were fortified gateways which allowed Roman soldiers to patrol the land to the north of Hadrianís Wall and also control people passing through the Wall, in both directions.

There were also garrisons for the Roman Soldiers, look out points and several big Roman Forts.

To the south of Hadrian's Wall there was the Vallum which was a colossal defensive ditch flanked by mounds of earth.

This shows that the Romans wee even prepared for trouble from inside Hadrians Wall!

Over the years, during the Roman Occupation of Britain, Hadrian's Wall drew trade and settlement to the areas of the forts and milecastles, where the Roman Soldiers were stationed.

Hadrian's Wall was built from locally-available materials, turf and quarried stone.

Forty-five miles of the eastern section of Hadrian's Wall was built of stone.

The stone part of Hadrian's Wall had two outer faces of dressed stone, and in the middle was rubble and mortar.

The other thirty-one miles of the eastern section of Hadrian's Wall in the west was built of turf.

The turf section of Hadrians Wall was built up out of turf blocks which were placed on a bed of cobbles.

In the middle ages, centuries after the Romans had left Britain, Hadrian's Wall provided an easily used source of building materiels for the new monasteries built at Jarrow, Monkwearmouth and Lindisfarne.

Hadrian's Wall Photograph

Hadrian's wall, Roman, second century CE.

Hadrian's wall, Roman, second century CE.
Housesteads, England.
Source: www.vroma.org Credits: Susan Bonvallet, 2000.

Hadrian's Wall Joke

Here are some jokes you can play on your teacher....... if you're feeling brave enough!

Teacher: Who can tell me where Hadrians Wall is?

Pupil: I expect it's around Hadrian's garden miss!

Hadrian's Wall Joke

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Hadrian's Wall Photograph

Hadrian's wall, Roman, second century CE.

Hadrian's wall, Roman, second century CE.
Housesteads, England.
Source: www.vroma.org Credits: Susan Bonvallet, 2000.


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