(the) Antonine Wall


(the) Antonine Wall
a wall built in 142 AD across southern Scotland during the reign of the Roman ↑emperor Antoninus Pius. It was about 37 miles/59 kilometres long and was intended to replace ↑Hadrian's Wall further south as the northern ↑frontier of the Roman Empire, but it had to be ↑abandoned by 197 AD. Little of the wall now remains.

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