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ID: 1100573
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Hadrian's Wall (ruins)  Hadrian's Wall (ruins)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 59 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.9833  decimal degrees
Long: 002 26 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Ancient Roman barrier on the northwestern frontier of the province of Britain, extending 73.5 miles from Wallsend to Bowness-on Solway; completed in 136 CE, built by governor Aulus Platorius Nepos to divide and protect N frontier of province of Britain; damaged several times and restored in 367 by Theodosius; consisted of a continuous curtain of wall with small forts, towers, and ditches. Designated as a World Heritage Site, as part of the transnational property "Frontiers of the Roman Empire," by UNESCO.

Names:
Hadrian's Wall (preferred,C,V,LC,O)
Vallum (H,V)  ............ Roman name referring to the wall; today the name generally refers to the rear ditch of the wall
Wall of Hadrian (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Hadrian's Wall (ruins)  ................  Hadrian's Wall (ruins) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Hadrian's Wall (ruins)  ............  Hadrian's Wall (ruins) (P,H)

Place Types:
ruins (preferred, C)
archaeological site (C)
wall (H)
fortification (H)
World Heritage Site (C)  ............  as part of the transnational "Frontiers of the Roman Empire"

Sources and Contributors:
Hadrian's Wall..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 677
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 610
.............................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) SAFL86003574, accessed 26 March 2009
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-67
Vallum..........  [VP]
.................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 26 March 2009
.................  Perseus Digital Library (2000-) accessed 03/08/2001
Wall of Hadrian..........  [VP]
.............................  LC Subject Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) accessed 26 March 2009
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 677
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 610
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 26 March 2009
..................  Perseus Digital Library (2000-) accessed 8 March 2001; accessed 03/08/2001
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-67
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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