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Hadrian's Wall

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Hadrian''s Wall is a stone and turf fortification built by the Roman Empire across the width of what is now northern England. It was built in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian to prevent military raids on Roman Britain by the Pictish tribes (ancient inhabitants of Scotland) to the north, to improve economic stability and provide peaceful conditions in Britain, and to mark physically the frontier of the Empire.

It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.


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