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Justin-T
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Jun 4 2012, 07:46 PM
The massive E/W Antonine wall-that-doesn't-belong-there, quickly reflooding.
Is it possible they put this odd wall in is as part of some kind of anti-flooding or water-redirecting measure? Basically shoring up a bank behind, with the intention of directing water away from the fort area? Or to collect it? It also seems like it can't be coincidence that the later drain parallels it exactly.

That's a really nice bit of wall, clearly some substantial effort was put into it for a significant reason in their eyes. Trying to come up with something plausible from 3,000 miles away...
Edited by Justin-T, Jun 5 2012, 02:50 PM.
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