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Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrians Wall

A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian's Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment.

Final Light - Hadrians Wall | by Becca Cusworth

Final Light - Hadrians Wall | by Becca Cusworth

Palmira Syria * 2008

SYRIA - Palmyra - The area was once known as the Bride of the Desert and was a main stopping point for caravan travelers crossing the Syrian desert.

The Wall and Beyond by Darby Sawchuk on 500px

Hadrian’s Wall, England (by Darby Sawchuk) with Betty and Willie MacFarlane as our guides

Hadrian's Wall, Wallsend - CC Flickr User Alun Salt

Why Was Hadrian's Wall Built?

Hadrian's Wall stretches from the North Sea to the Irish Sea (from the Tyne to the Solway) 80 Roman miles ( about modern)

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Hadrian's Wall was built in Roman times to protect the edge of the empire from the barbarians in the north. Or was it simply built to show off Roman power?