What World Heritage Sites can do for you

Tue, 18 Jul 2023

As part of the RSE investigates… conservation series, Professor David Breeze will talk about conservation efforts and the Antonine Wall.

In 2008, the Antonine Wall, situated, between the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth became a World Heritage Site. It was a fortification built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, spanning around 39 miles long, with construction beginning in 142 AD, taking about 12 years to complete.

The recognition of the Antonine Wall was in the framework of a project to make all the frontiers of the Roman Empire a World Heritage Site. This lecture will review the genesis of the project and the work undertaken to help move the international community to the ultimate target as well as looking forward to future activities and challenges.

Part of the RSE investigates… conservation collection

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