Curry, Andrew
October 2009
Smithsonian;Oct2009, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p40
The article discusses Hadrian's Wall, a second-century Roman fortification which stretched across Great Britain and its contemporary role as a National Trail. The wall was ordered to be built in 122 A.D. by Caesar Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus Augustus, ruler of the Roman Empire. The author explains that as a National Trail, Hadrian's Wall is 84 miles long and runs through scenic English countryside. Subjects of the article also include a small museum of Roman artifacts, the Roman fort known as Vindolanda, and research on the wall done by Scottish archaeologist David breeze.


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