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Der Antoninus-Wall wurde um das Jahr 140 n. Chr. auf Befehl des Kaisers Antoninus Pius errichtet. Für die Dauer von etwa 20 Jahren bildete er die nordwestliche Grenze des Römischen Reiches. Der 60 km lange Wall erstreckt sich vom heutigen Old Kilpatrick auf der Nordseite des Flusses Clyde bis nach Bo’ness am Firth of Forth. In 2008 wurde der Antoninus-Wall als Weltkulturerbe von der UNESCO anerkannt und ist damit Bestandteil der 'Grenzanlagen des Römischen Reichs' zu denen auch die Weltkulturerbestätten Hadrians-Wall in England und der deutsche Limes gehären.

Wir hoffen, dass unsere Webseite dem Besucher als nützliche Informationsquelle dient und zur weiteren Erkundung der einzelnen Standorte und Besichtigung der dazugehörigen Museen und Sammlungen einlädt. Gehen Sie mit uns auf Zeitreise in eine faszinierende Epoche in der Schottland noch die nordwestliche Grenze des Römischen Reiches war.

Professor David Breeze
Antoniuswall-Koordinator
Historic Scotland

Antonine Wall Gains World Heritage Site Status

Once the Roman Empire's most northern frontier in Britain, the Antonine Wall was inscribed by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its meeting in Canada in July 2008 as the UK's newest World Heritage Site

The Scottish bid is part of a joint international effort (incorporating sites in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) to nominate the Antonine Wall as an extension of the trans-national Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site which includes Hadrian's Wall and the Upper Raetian German Limes.

Antonine Wall News

Hunterian Museum opens new Roman Display
The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier (Open from 16 September 2011)





‘The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier’ is a permanent gallery which showcases a unique collection of spectacular monumental sculpture and other Roman artefacts recovered from the Antonine Wall.

posted 21/09/2011

Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Antonine Wall) World Heritage Site Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance
Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Antonine Wall) World Heritage Site Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance

West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk Councils, along with Historic Scotland, have together prepared draft Supplementary Planning Guidance for the Antonine Wall. The purpose of the guidance is to explain the significance of the Antonine Wall and its status as a World Heritage Site; encourage early and effective consultation with Councils and Historic Scotland; and to outline the approach and procedure for assessing development affecting the wall and its setting.

The Councils are now consulting on the guidance and its accompanying Environmental Report. Both documents can be downloaded by following the link above to this full news item.

posted 28/06/2011

New Antonine Wall Co-ordinator appointed!
Patricia Weeks has been appointed on secondment from Historic Scotland as the new Antonine Wall World Heritage Site Co-ordinator. Patricia will take up her new duties from January 2011.



posted 16/12/2010

Glendale Primary and Bellahouston Academy joint visit to the Antonine Wall WHS
When?: Thursday 25th November 2010. Where?: The North-West Frontier of the Roman Empire. Who?: The intrepid adventurers from P5/6 Glendale Primary School and S6 Bellahouston Academy.




A young member of the Second Legion "Augusta" who (with a little help from Legions VI and XX) built the Antonine Wall!

posted 26/11/2010

One Day Conference: WHAT’S NEW IN ROMAN SCOTLAND?
23 October 2010, 9.30am – 5pm

St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life & Art, 2 Castle St, Glasgow

posted 22/10/2010

Scottish World Heritage Youth Summit
Scottish World Heritage Youth Summit. New Lanark World Heritage Site. 1/10/10





New Lanark World Heritage Site

posted 04/10/2010

"Home from Rome", Scotsman article
There has long been a bond between Scotland and Italy, a new exhibition shows just how far back those links run.




A child's leather sandal recovered from a ditch at Bar Hill fort.

posted 18/09/2010

Keep it in Cumbria!
Appeal to keep the Roman Cavalry Helmet recently found in Cumbria.

posted 18/09/2010

The Arbeia Society Conference
The Arbeia Society Conference
10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 20 November 2010

posted 18/09/2010

Honour for Professor David Breeze!




Professor David Breeze was awarded the European Heritage Prize at the EAA last week.

posted 18/09/2010

Scottish World Heritage Youth Summit - Briefing Pack
Scottish World Heritage Youth Summit - Briefing Pack
1 October 2010 (9am - 3:30pm), Gallery Room, New Lanark Visitor Centre.

posted 17/09/2010

New research - GUARD Golden Hill Park Report, August 2010
New research, The GUARD Golden Hill Park Report, has been added to the research section.

posted 17/09/2010

2009/10 DALRYMPLE LECTURE SERIES at Glasgow University
This year (2009) we will have 2 Dalrymple Lectures in the one year. The last one was out of step and should have been in the previous year.

posted 13/11/2009

Access to the Antonine Wall
With the new World Heritage status for the wall in place, the Antonine Wall
Management Group are keen to explore ways in which local communities can gain
more from their association with the wall – in all sorts of ways – socially,
economically, culturally and environmentally.

posted 13/11/2009

West of Scotland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Roman Frontiers and Celtic Connections

An exhibition of work by the West of Scotland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers inspired by the world heritage status of the Antonine Wall.

posted 28/10/2009

Call for Volunteers!
Antonine Wall spring clean as part of "Keep Scotland Beautiful" programme.

posted 20/02/2009

"Past Lives" on the Antonine Wall
BBC Radio Scotland's "Past Lives" has recorded a piece on the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site for broadcast later this month.

posted 10/02/2009

Drumchapel Schools Roman Sculpture Project
Drumchapel Primary Schools recently worked up their collective creative energies to produce a spectacular display of artwork inspired by the nearby Antonine Wall and Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall in the Hunterian Museum.

posted 23/12/2008

Drumchapel Pupils on the Antonine Junior Health March
On Friday the 29th August over 300 P6 and P7 pupils from 6 Primary schools in Drumchapel, Glasgow undertook the "Antonine Junior Health Walk" on a route around Drumchapel, taking in the Antonine Wall. The Antonine Junior Health Walk was organised by Drumchapel Heritage Group, Drumchapel L.I.F.E (Life Is For Everyone) the healthy living initiative, and Drumchapel Environment Trust, with support from a wide range of partners listed at the end of this article.

posted 26/11/2008

Antonine Wall Gains World Heritage Site Status
Linda Fabiani, MSP, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture, today welcomed the decision by the World Heritage Committee to grant the Antonine Wall, the Roman frontier in Scotland, World Heritage Site status.

posted 07/07/2008

"To the shades of Crescens..." - an exciting new tombstone from the Wall area
A recently discovered Roman tombstone has cast new light on the soldiers who occupied Antonine Scotland.

posted 14/05/2008

Junior legionaries march the Roman frontier!
The Hunterian Junior Archaeologists' Club trip on Saturday 5th April was a march along part of the Antonine Wall from Croy to Bar Hill.

posted 25/04/2008

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