Wall was built by the Roman Emperor and his forces in England to keep the northern
tribes at bay.
It also marked the outer edge of what some say was one of
the greatest empires in history.
The wall snakes its way from the Solway
Firth on the Cumbrian coast in the west coast to Wallsend in Tyneside on the east.
completed, the wall was nearly 74 English miles long
Built by highly
skilled Roman masons, this World Heritage Site is more than just a wall - it's
a vast collection of forts, homes, bathhouses and whole communities.
of people lived in strongholds along the wall including Vindolanda.
name Vindolanda means 'white lawns' or 'white fields'.
Today as well as
the Roman remains, the archaeologists have painstakingly recreated part of the
wall in its original glory.
The museum at Vindolanda also has a good selection
of Roman artefacts.