Military Wednesday – Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian.

The wall was the most heavily fortified border in the Empire. In addition to its role as a military fortification, it is thought that many of the gates through the wall would have served as customs posts to allow trade and levy taxation.

Hadrian's Wall (StreetView)
Hadrian's Wall

Milecastle 37 (Hadrian's Wall) (Google Maps)
Milecastle 37 (Hadrian's Wall)
Roman fortlet (Bing Maps)
Roman fortlet

Milecastle 27 (Hadrian's Wall) (Google Maps)
Milecastle 27 (Hadrian's Wall)

Milecastle 39 (Hadrian's Wall) (Google Maps)
Milecastle 39 (Hadrian's Wall)

Milecastle 48 (Hadrian's Wall) (Google Maps)
Milecastle 48 (Hadrian's Wall)
Milecastle 35 (Hadrian's Wall) (Google Maps)
Milecastle 35 (Hadrian's Wall)

Milecastle 42 (Hadrian's Wall) (Google Maps)
Milecastle 42 (Hadrian's Wall)

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