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This video films the illumination of Hadrian's Wall.

Key take aways

  1. 3 legions needed to build the wall
  2. The Wall as a trading point.
  3. Protecting the mining deposits to the south ( never heard this one before! )
  4. 15% of the Roman army was based here.
  5. 500 to 800 men per fort
  6. Milecastles - up to 20 men
  7. Vindolanda writing tablets - most important national treasure