True Stories and Tall Tales from the Ancient World


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  • Hadrian’s Wall, Part 1: Mysteries of the Wall

    Hadrian’s Wall is a jaw-dropping engineering achievement stretching 73 miles across hundred-foot-high escarpments and rushing rivers, its earthworks dug deep into unforgiving igneous bedrock.

    It’s the largest Roman artifact in existence, and yet we still have no idea why it was built. It’s barely mentioned in the ancient sources, but in its rise and fall, you can trace the rise and fall of Roman Britain as a whole.

    This is the epic story we’re going to tell you: the story of Hadrian’s Wall. Get the show notes here.