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    DescriptionThe Antonine Wall is the UK's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Officially selected at the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Quebec in July, the Wall is now part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site alongside Hadrian's Wall and the German limes. Built across central Scotland in the mid 2nd century AD on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, the Antonine Wall marked the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire.Running for 60km from modern Old Kilpatrick on the north side of the River Clyde to Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth, it consisted of a turf rampart fronted by a deep ditch, with forts linked by a road called the Military Way. It was through the gates of these forts and fortlets that many Roman goods passed into the lands of Caledonia beyond. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has worked with Historic Scotland on the nomination to produce a map of the Antonine Wall, showing its course on a modern base at a scale of 1:25,000 and including areas where it can be visited. The Map highlights elements of the archaeology of the monument, provides additional information on related museums and reading, and is the essential resource and companion for anyone interested in visiting and studying the Antonine Wall.

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    The Antonine Wall
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) RCAHMS, By (author) The Hunterian Museum, By (author) Historic Scotland
    Physical properties
    Format: Sheet map, folded
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 96 g
    ISBN 13: 9781902419589
    ISBN 10: 1902419588

    BIC E4L: TRV
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: WTRM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKSC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1DBKSC
    DC23: 936.13
    Illustrations note
    Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland
    Imprint name
    Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland
    Publication date
    14 July 2008
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    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland collects, records and interprets information on the nation's archaeological, architectural, industrial and maritime heritage.Historic Scotland safeguards the nation's historic environment and promotes its understanding and enjoyment.The Hunterian Museum is the oldest museum in Scotland and its collections feature extenisive material on Roman Scotland