Antonine Wall


The Antonine Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. Located in central Scotland, north of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Wall was a linear barrier that stretched from the Firth of Forth near Bo'ness to the Clyde estuary at Old Kilpatrick. Chronologically, the Antonine Wall post-dates the initial construction of Hadrian's Wall and was probably constructed in the early 140s CE, on the orders of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (r. 138-161 CE), who assumed the throne upon Hadrian's death.

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