Reconstructed Limes Stone Watchtower (Wp 1/68)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 August 2021
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This reconstructed limes stone watchtower (Wp 1/68) at Hillscheid (Germany) is considered the most accurate reconstruction of a watchtower that stood on the Roman frontier in German territory. The stone towers were built around 150 CE and replaced earlier timber ones. They had three storeys and their entrance was at the level of the first floor. The stone towers had a square plan of 5m x 5m and were painted white with lime mortar to make thm visible for miles around.

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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 21). Reconstructed Limes Stone Watchtower (Wp 1/68). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14486/reconstructed-limes-stone-watchtower-wp-168/

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Raddato, Carole. "Reconstructed Limes Stone Watchtower (Wp 1/68)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 21, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14486/reconstructed-limes-stone-watchtower-wp-168/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Reconstructed Limes Stone Watchtower (Wp 1/68)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Aug 2021. Web. 24 Oct 2021.