The Antiquarian Rediscovery of the Antonine Wall by Lawrence Keppie

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The walls, as both these works powerfully communicate, are in a state of constant flux – sometimes giving up more of their secrets...always allowing us to invoke them as mirrors for our own concerns and anxieties.
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The Antonine Wall has been visible as an upstanding earthwork across the central belt of Scotland between Forth & Clyde since its construction by the Roman legions over 1,850 years ago, early in the reign of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. This book takes up its story from the time of its abandonment in the reign of Pius' successor, Marcus Aurelius, and charts developments in our knowledge about it through the Middle Ages and after, up to the early years of the twentieth century, by which time the earliest scientific excavations had taken place
 

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Published November 5, 2012 by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 170 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel.
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Reviewed by Charlotte Higgins on Feb 15 2013

The walls, as both these works powerfully communicate, are in a state of constant flux – sometimes giving up more of their secrets...always allowing us to invoke them as mirrors for our own concerns and anxieties.

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