Reconstructed Limes Watchtower Wp 3/26

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Carole Raddato
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published on 22 August 2021
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A 13 metre (42 ft) high Limes stone tower replica (Wp 3/26) near the half-timbered town of Idstein (Hesse, Germany) was constructed in 2001 based on current research. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE, the Romans soldiers used retractable ladders to get inside the tower as their entrance doors were all situated above ground level. Today, the three floors of the reconstructed tower are accessible via stairs. They are used as an exhibition space with original Roman finds from the state of Hesse and reconstructed pieces of equipment of Roman auxiliary soldiers.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, August 22). Reconstructed Limes Watchtower Wp 3/26. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14493/reconstructed-limes-watchtower-wp-326/

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Raddato, Carole. "Reconstructed Limes Watchtower Wp 3/26." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 22, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14493/reconstructed-limes-watchtower-wp-326/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Reconstructed Limes Watchtower Wp 3/26." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Aug 2021. Web. 25 Oct 2021.