The History of Leith

April 13, 2008

The Complete Guide To: Hadrian’s Empire

Yes, and no. One of the greatest Roman emperors, Hadrian left his mark on the boundaries of the empire, including Britain – notably his 73-mile wall (80 Roman miles) across the neck of Britain, from the river Tyne in the east to the Solway Firth in the west. Hadrian’s Wall (0191-236 9347; www.hadrians-wall.org) took six years to build, just like Heathrow’s Terminal 5, and like its 21st-century counterpart was a feat of engineering. The barrier was built by soldiers from all three British legions, plus others from across the empire – some from as far away as Syria. for more click here

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