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Hadrian's Wall

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Definition: Wall built by the Romans to keep marauding Picts on their side of the island. The wall stretched from coast to coast in northern Britain and was ordered built by the emperor Hadrian, who gave it his name.

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Ancient Rome
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Roman Emperors: Hadrian
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Hadrian's Wall
Experience the wonder of the wall through words and pictures.

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