[june 2012] We went to see the Hadrian’s Wall in the north of England.
This is it.
Compared with the Great Wall of China, this one is small, but the meaning is as important as that.
The building of this wall was ordered by Roman Emperor Hadrian, who visited Britain in year 122, in order to protect Roman territory from the barbarians in the north.
It worked as long as 300 years or so.
Originally the height was 4-5 metres and the width was about 3 metres, but people around there used the stones for their house or church in the course of the history.
This photo was taken from Housesteads Fort, one of the forts Romans build along the wall.