Hadrian's Wall near Greenhead Lough

When Rome controlled Britain, England was known as the province of Britannia. The Emperor Hadrian visited this province around 120 AD.

Concerned about invaders, Hadrian ordered a wall to be built stretching from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Remains of that structure, known (among other things) as Hadrian's Wall, still exist in northern England. The wall was never very effective in keeping out invaders.

In this public-domain image, by Velella, we see the wall as it appears just east of Cawfields Quarry and Greenhead Lough in Northumberland.

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Public-domain photo by Velella, taken during October of 2005. Online via Wikimedia Commons.


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