The Beginning of the Limes & Reconstructed Watchtower Wp 1/1

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Carole Raddato
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published on 18 August 2021
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The beginning of the Upper German-Rhaetian Limes, known as the caput limitis, is marked by the reconstructed watchtower Wp 1/1 and information boards in the territory of Bad Hönningen in Rhineland-Palatinate. Built in 1973 about 120 metres (393 ft) southeast of its original location, the reconstructed watchtower no longer corresponds to the current state of research on the appearance of Limes watchtowers.

The Upper German-Raetian Limes is a UNESCO World Heritage site that runs for a length of about 550 kilometres (341 miles) across southern Germany from Rheinbrohl (near Koblenz) on the Rhine, to Eining (near Regensburg) on the Danube.

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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 18). The Beginning of the Limes & Reconstructed Watchtower Wp 1/1. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14455/the-beginning-of-the-limes--reconstructed-watchtow/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Beginning of the Limes & Reconstructed Watchtower Wp 1/1." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 18, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14455/the-beginning-of-the-limes--reconstructed-watchtow/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Beginning of the Limes & Reconstructed Watchtower Wp 1/1." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Aug 2021. Web. 17 Oct 2021.