Fri, 24th Nov 14:00 - 15:00
The Antonine Wall : What World Heritage Sites can do for you
Ten years ago the Antonine Wall, the Roman frontier in Scotland, was nominated as a World Heritage Site. This ultimate accolade, handed down by UNESCO, brings many benefits, not least in the form of added protection, but at a price. David Breeze, who led the team which created a new form of WHS, an incremental multi-national Site embracing all the frontiers of the Roman Empire, looks at the pros and cons of World Heritage Site status.
David Breeze was formerly Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland. He is an honorary professor at the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Stirling and was awarded an honorary degree by Glasgow University. He has served as Chairman of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies as well as President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is the author of the basic text book on Hadrian's Wall and of books on the Antonine Wall, Roman frontiers and the Roman army.
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