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Durham University

Durham Centre for Roman Cultural Studies

Collapsed wall

"This gives a sense of distance & vista."
"I wouldn't want this on my front room wall."
"Difficult to differentiate between Hadrian's Wall and dry-stone walls in pictures."
"Shows that against time and nature, the strongest of man made structures will eventually crumble."
"We stopped and discussed how this could have happened - made us aware of the conservation issues."
"I like this picture because it looks so sturdy but at the same time fragile - like it could easily tumble down."
"Prompts me to think about the reverence we give the Roman wall compared to the indifference we have for other incredible walls built across the landscape."

Collapsed wall

Collapsed fieldwall (built on the line of Hadrian’s Wall) near Cawfields
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Collapsed wall

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