Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hadrian's Wall, England

And another UNESCO related card....coming from Sean, who can always offer you a good, interesting, and often educational read about something at one of his blogs, here or here

Another reason why i love this card is coz it has a map as well :)
I dont think the text on the front is readable, so ill type it here, since it gives some historic facts and figures and i think its interesting to read:

AD.122-130: Building of the wall
AD.158-184: Reoccupation of the wall
AD.197: Large scale damage to the Wall
              End of Wall Period I
AD. 296: Second successful attack on the Wall
              End of Wall Period II
AD. 300: Rebuilding of the Wall by Constantius Chlorus
AD.367: Third successful attack on the Wall
              End of Wall Period III
AD.369: Rebuilding by Count Theodosius. Forts of Wall became fortified villages
End of Fourth Century
Wall ceased to be occupied.

The map is showing th route of Hadrian's Wall stretching from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend. This 84 mile length of the wall is now very popular with walkers at The Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.

a universal worldwide stamp postcard...with the inevitable Queen of course..

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