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Hadrian The Wall Short Sleeve T-shirt
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Hadrian's Wall is a huge defensive structure in Britain. Emperor Hadrian, the head of the empire from 117 to 138 CE, gave the orders to build it. The works began in 122 CE.
The fortification was an attempt to strengthen the defence of Roman Britain against the raids of northern tribes. It also might have been helpful in restricting immigration and smuggling. The wall is 80 Roman miles long, with at least 14 forts. The hard work was done by the legions that participated in its defence.
Hadrian succeeded Trajan as emperor and while his predecessor earned fame a great conqueror, Hadrian focused on keeping the empire intact. He spent much of reading travelling to provinces, crushing rebellions and fortifying the borders of the Roman Empire. Hadrian's wall was just a small part of his building program.
It seems that creating "The wall" in Britain is something of a welcome challenge (and we are not talking about Pink Floyd now). Later emperors' ambitions even exceeded Hadrian's. His adopted son Antoninus Pius also built a wall in Britain - the so-called Antonine Wall (placed further to the north). The new fortification was, however, soon abandoned and the wall of Hadrian once again marked the border of the empire.
- Unisex T-shirt
- Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
- 100% Soft cotton (Heather colours 52% Cotton, 48% Polyester)
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