Bearsden Roman Fort and Bathhouse (Antonine Wall)

Bearsden Roman Fort and Bathhouse (Antonine Wall)


Bearsden, United Kingdom (GB)
The Antonine Wall was built by the Romans across what is now known as the Central Belt of modern-day Scotland. The wall was 63 kilometres (39 miles), was about 3 metres (10 feet) high and 5 metres (16 feet) wide. Construction began in AD 142 and took 12 years to complete.

Located along the wall in Bearsden was a Roman fort that also had its own bathhouse. The majority of the fort now lies buried beneath modern-day roads and buildings. However, located in the middle of a modern housing development are the remains of the bathhouse that once served the fort. The stone foundations are an example of the best-preserved stone structures along the entire wall today.
The Antonine Wall was built by the Romans across what is now known as the Central Belt of modern-day Scotland. The wall was 63 kilometres (39 miles), was about 3 metres (10 feet) high and 5 metres (16 feet) wide. Construction began in AD 142 and took 12 years to complete.

Located along the wall in Bearsden was a Roman fort that also had its own bathhouse. The majority of the fort now lies buried beneath modern-day roads and buildings. However, located in the middle of a modern housing development are the remains of the bathhouse that once served the fort. The stone foundations are an example of the best-preserved stone structures along the entire wall today.
View in Google Earth Historical, Ancient
Links: www.antoninewall.org, en.wikipedia.org
By: Drudii

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