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CLIP 11766

Hadrian's Wall (pt 2/4)

Hadrian's Wall (pt 2/4)

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Key Info
  • Hadrian's Wall (pt 2/4)
  • Duration: 04:46
  • A revealing window on the lives of those who lived on or beside Hadrian's Wall. Hundreds of centurial stones recording the work done by units of the army evoke the actual people involved in constructing the wall; they also remind us of the mixed ethnicity of "Romans" living there. The range of objects recovered from the soil in places like Housesteads and Vindolanda also reflects this ethnic diversity as well as providing an insight into the everyday lives of the people who lived here. Taken from Timewatch, first broadcast in 2007.
  • Subject:

    Classical Studies


    Landscapes and Places

  • Keywords: soldiers, building, Hadrian, Britain
Ideas for use in class
  • A useful aid in a discussion of the ethnic mix of the "Romans" stationed in Britain and any discussion of what recovered objects can tell us about the lives of the people who left them behind. Also see clips 11765 and 11767.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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