Hadrian’s Wall

a wall in northern England built between 122 and 127 AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian, from Wallsend on the River Tyne to Bowness on the Solway Firth. It was the northern border of the Roman Empire, from which the Romans could keep back the Picts. It was a major achievement, 73 miles (120 kilometres) long and 16 feet (4.9 metres) high, with forts (= strong military buildings for defence) every mile along its length. Long sections of the wall still remain, and thousands of tourists visit it every year. It was made a World Heritage Site in 1987.
See also Antonine Wall.

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  • Hadrian's Wall — Ha|dri|an s Wall a stone wall which the Roman ↑emperor Hadrian ordered to be built across the north of England in 122 AD from the east coast to the west, in order to defend Roman Britain from attack by northern tribes such as the Picts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Hadrian's Wall — /ˈheɪdriənz/ (say haydreeuhnz) noun a wall of defence for the Roman province of Britain, constructed by Hadrian between the Solway Firth arm of the Irish Sea and the mouth of the Tyne, north eastern England …   Australian English dictionary

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