Antonine Wall

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The Antonine Wall was a Roman fortification running across the north of Britain, from the Firth of Clyde to the Firth of Forth in modern-day Scotland. 37 miles in length, it was built between AD 142 and 144, during the reign of the emperor Antoninus Pius, from whom it derives its modern name. The wall was constructed of stone and turf, a less solid edifice than Hadrian's Wall to the south, which it replaced as the northern frontier of Roman Britain. It was abandoned by the Romans after just two decades, in 164, and only briefly reoccupied in the early third century.

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