Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Saalburg Fort, ca A.D. 121

One of the corners on the Palesade
Saalburg Fort, ca A.D. 121

Saalburg Fort ca A.D.121 Diagram

Saalborg Fort ca A.D. 121
1.  Headquarters
2. Commander's Residence
3.  Barracks
4.  Workshops


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.


Rome established this military fort in approximately AD 81. It later served as army headquarters in North Africa.

Antonine Wall

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.