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Walking Hadrian’s Wall

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Republication from Following hadrian

Image credit: Carole Raddato

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By Carole Raddato

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Hadrian’s Wall has long attracted hikers and history fans and is now the heart of an 84-mile-long (135 km) National Trail through some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. Hadrian’s Wall stretches coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.

Three years ago, I set out to explore Hadrian’s Wall, following in Hadrian’s footsteps and of the Roman soldiers who once patrolled the empire’s frontier. Hadrian’s Wall consists not only of the visible remains of the Wall itself, but also of its associated forts, milecastles, turrets and earthworks. The sites of several Roman forts lie along the route including Segedunum at Wallsend, Chesters, Housesteads, Vindolanda and Birdoswald. Naturally, I visited all of them and I will certainly report on them in the future.

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Fortification plan of Vincennes, French fort of 14th century

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Fortification and architectural plan of Vincennes, French fort of the second half of 14th century.

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Εικονικές αποκαταστάσεις αρχαίων και μεσαιωνικών ιστορικών μνημείων και άλλων κατασκευών

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Σε αυτό το post θα ασχοληθώ με τις εντυπωσιακές αρχιτεκτονικές αποκαταστάσεις αρχαίων και μεσαιωνικών πόλεων, ναών, λιμανιών, θεάτρων, οχυρώσεων κλπ., από τον J.C. Golvin, Γάλλο αρχιτέκτονα και αρχαιολόγο.
Συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα την ιστοσελίδα του J.C. Golvin σε πολιτικούς μηχανικούς, αρχιτέκτονες και αρχαιολόγους. Με βοήθησε

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Stone-throwing catapult of Isidoros of Abydos

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Detailed diagrams of the Hellenic stone-throwing catapult of Isidoros of Abydos, by Marsden: general plan, side-elevation, front-elevation, cross-section (through center of A, K, Λ, M and N), inside elevation of N before fitting.

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Fortress of Paule, Armorica, Gaul 50 BCE

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An aerial view of the Fortress-oppidum of Paule, of the Osismii tribe in Armorica around 50 BCE at the time of the Roman conquest of Gaul. It is located in modern Saint Symphorien and it was one of the strongest fortresses of the tribe,
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Visual reconstructions of great sites of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Today I’m dealing with the architectural reconstructions of ancient and medieval cities, temples, harbours, theatres, fortifications etc, by J.C. Golvin, a French architect and archaeologist.

I strongly recommend J.C. Golvin’s site to architects, civil engineers and archaeologists. It really helped me to

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