Hadrian's Wall

From a Metafilter thread posted in September 2002.

Before the Berlin Wall, there was Hadrian's Wall, one of the most successful attempts ever to keep noisy neighbours at bay. It's still an impressive sight, even though most of its stone has been recycled over the centuries. Nothing beats walking it in person, but thanks to the web you can see a 3D VRML model of one of its forts, read about the digital imaging of thousands of written documents unearthed at another, and even read a 2000-year-old request to "send me some cash as soon as possible". There's also the official Hadrian's Wall site, Vindolanda site, and National Trust page on Housesteads Fort, for those who are thinking of visiting.

Hadrian's Wall

19 September 2002



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