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FRONTIER DEFENCE

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A system of fortifications constructed along a national frontier to contain the local population, as well as keep out undesirable raiders eg. Antonine Wall. Use with more specific monument type where known.

Related Terms

Term Note
TEMPORARY CAMP A fortified overnight camp enclosed within a shallow ditch, bank and palisade, constructed by Roman troops on campaigns or manoeuvres.
WATCH TOWER A building or structure from which observation is kept of the approach of danger.

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