5 Ancient Walls Still Standing Today

From The Darkness Into The Light

Ancient structures give us a glimpse into the lives of those who came long before us. Keep reading to learn more about five ancient walls that are still standing today.

Hadrian’s Wall, England

Hadrian's Wall, England

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When Roman Emperor Hadrian took power in A.D. 117, he wanted to make his empire more secure and protect his land from the Barbarians. So he ordered his army to build a wall across the northern part of Great Britain. The 73-mile wall begins in the east at Wallsend and ends in the west at Solway Firth. Although exact numbers aren’t available, historians estimate that at least 15,000 men spent approximately six years constructing Hadrian’s Wall, including its stone forts and bridges. The wall was primarily built with stone. It was almost 20 feet high in some places and up to 10 feet wide. Today, the wall remains standing in many areas…

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