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More than 200 people have taken part in a pilgrimage along Hadrian's Wall.

Every ten years archaeologists and enthusiasts spend a week travelling the wall finding out about its latest discoveries.


Hadrianís Wall pilgrimage attracts more than 200 people

BBC News
28 July 2019


People travelled from China, the United States and countries across Europe to participate


More than 200 people have taken part in a pilgrimage along Hadrian's Wall.

Every ten years archaeologists and enthusiasts spend a week travelling the wall finding out about its latest discoveries.

Built in the years AD 122-30, it took about 15,000 men to build the Roman frontier defensive structure.

Stretching for 73 miles (118km) from Wallsend to Solway Firth, it once marked the northernmost extent of the Roman Empire.

The first pilgrimage in 1849 was attended by 24 people but now the event attracts attention globally, with people travelling from places such as China, the United States and European countries to participate.


There were four coaches of pilgrims, each with their own expert guides


Scott Vanderbilt from California said: "I've been coming to Vindolanda since 2010 when I first brought my adult children to walk the length of the wall.

"A volunteer came up with a tray of findings and pointed out everything they'd discovered and at that point I became utterly besotted."


The pilgrims explored the foundations of Turret 7B at Denton

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