Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Romans seized this city, on a cliff above the Euphrates River, from the Parthians in the second century A.D.
The Romans erected walls similar to the above in several places along the "Limes" where the terrain or the ease of a break-through by barbarians outside the boundaries of Roman lands was most likely. In other areas, towers were used.
The "Antonine Wall", built of stone, turf, and wood in 142 AD, it pushed the Northern Frontier beyond Hadrian's Wall for some twenty years. It was placed across which what is now known as the "Central Belt of Scotland" between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. It spanned 63 kilometers (39 miles) and was 3 meters (10 feet) high and 5 meters (16 feet) wide.