Hadrian’s Wall stretches 73 miles across northern England, and was once the northern most frontier of an empire which ruled a quarter of the world. I find out more about life up here with my very own Celt to guide.
Standing with our backs against the ancient wall, wind billowing against us, we’re asked to try to imagine the scale of the Roman Empire, by Gambax, our guide Celt.
It’s difficult to imagine the size of the empire. To escape Roman rule one would have to go as far south as the Sahara, and as far east as Baghdad. As well as an extensive empire, they had wealth that would rival that of both China and the US combined. A quarter of the world’s population were ruled from Rome. These people knew what they were doing.