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Antonine Wall Explained

Antonine Wall at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Roman frontier barrier in Britain. It ran 37 mi (59 km) across Scotland between the Clyde River and the Firth of Forth. Ordered by Antoninus Pius and built in AD 142 by the governor of Britain, it was about 15 ft (5 m) wide and 10 ft (3 m) high; a ditch 40 ft (12 m) wide and 12 ft (4 m) deep ran in front of it and a road behind. It was controlled by 19 forts spaced at 2-mi (3-km) intervals. Its construction moved the N boundary of Roman Britain into Scotland, providing defense against the N tribes beyond Hadrian's Wall, which lay to the south. The wall was abandoned by 196, but traces remain.

Antonine Wall at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Antonine Wall
n : a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of
southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the
Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the
Roman province of Britain

Antonine Wall at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

English

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A fortification of stone and turf built by the Roman Empire across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » fortification
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|安多寧長城|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|安多宁长城|tr=Ānduōníng Chángchéng|sc=Hani


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|Antonius|alt=Antoniuksen Inter: t+ » fi|muuri, Antoniuksen Inter: t+ » fi|valli

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Hadrian's Wall