Frontier walls

Defensive Walls/Ramparts which marked the boundaries/frontier of an Empire or Kingdom (as opposed to "City Walls" around a town/city).

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Danube Limes The many defensive walls of the military forts and around military and civil settlements are a testimony of the protection these places needed at the frontier of the Roman Empire against "the barbarians".
Derbent The 2 walls within which the city developed were "part of the northern limes of the Sasanian Persian Empire, which extended to east and west of the Caspian Sea"
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Great Wall
Göbekli Tepe A Roman era square building was discovered. It could have been a guard tower along the Limes Arabicus.
Hedeby and Danevirke Danevirke - between the Danish kingdom and the Frankish empire
Lower German Limes The defensive ditches and stone walls of the military forts are a testimony of the protection these places of border security needed at the frontier of the Roman Empire.
Old City of Jerusalem The wall surrounding the Old Town of Jerusalem partially served as the border between Israel and Jordan in 1948-1967
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Part of Great Wall included
Vatican City Vatican City Wall between Italy and Holy See
Wachau Cultural Landscape Roman Walls in Mautern as part of the limes


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