Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Antonine Wall on World Heritage day tomorrow

It is World Heritage Day tomorrow so to give you advance notice of it we'll blog about a Scottish World Heritage site that has a military past.

The 60km Antonine Wall was built by the Romans between the Forth and the Clyde in the AD140s. It was granted UNESCO World Hertiage status in 2008 as part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.

There is a website with more detail here

For the big day tomorrow at Callendar House in Falkirk, where there is a section of the wall, there will be a "light installation and soundscape which will recreate the effect of a Roman encampment".

THE ANTONINE WALLDiscover the sights and sounds of a Roman encampment as created by artists Ruth Macdougall, Tim Fitzpatrick and pupils from Easter Carmuirs Primary School. Special tents, created by the school pupils, will be displayed on the grounds of Callendar House. A sound collage will fill the space, capturing the atmosphere of the site while the Antonine Guard will also be on hand.

Grounds of Callendar House, Falkirk

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