Hadrian's Wall also called the Roman Wall, Picts Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea. It had a stone base and a stone wall. There were milecastles with two turrets in between. There was a fort about every five Roman miles. From north to south, the wall comprised a ditch, wall, military way and vallum (another ditch with adjoining mounds). It is thought that the milecastles were staffed with static garrisons, whereas the forts had fighting garrisons of infantry and cavalry. In addition to the wall's defensive military role, its gates may have been used as customs posts.
A significant portion of the wall still stands and can be followed on foot along the adjoining Hadrian's Wall Path. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987
Stylized portrait of dog in landscape
Smooth mexican style inspired painting of dog with pointed ears staring ahead. Patterns in background composing hills, clouds, line of cypress shrubs, tree and two story cement or adobe dwelling. Blues, greens, whites and tans
© 1997 Charles Harker
142327413, 1990 1999, Adobe, Animal, Animal Markings, Animal Themes, Arch, Built Structure, Cement, Color Image, Cypress Tree, Day, Dog, Domestic Animals, Hill, Illustration, Latin America, Mexico, No People, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, One Animal, Outdoors, Pattern, Pets, Residential Building, Sitting, Sky, Staring, Vertical
Monastery and church of San Juan Bautista
The site of the church and former monastery of San Juan Bautista was a teocalli, or sacred precinct, dedicated to a god of commerce called Yacapitzauac. This teocalli was destroyed by the Spanish under Gonzalo de Sandoval when he captured and sacked the settlement in 1521. This teocalli and god were the center of the pre-Hispanic community.
In 1994, the complex became part of the Monasteries on the Slopes of PopocatA©petl World Heritage Site