Frontiers of the Roman Empire
world heritage site (limes in Germany and UK)
Some notable examples of Roman limites are:
- Limes Arabicus — the frontier of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea facing the desert
- Limites Britannicus — Hadrian's Wall; Antonine Wall
- Limes Germanicus — Upper Germanic & Rhaetian Limes
- Limes Saxoniae — a medieval limes in Holstein
- Limes Tripolitanus — the frontier in modern Libya facing the Sahara
A fortification on the Limes
Reconstructed wooden watchtower
- Livius.org, Limes Archived 2008-08-07 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-25.
- Ellenblum, Roni. (2006). Crusader castles and modern histories, p. 122; excerpt, "...it is the modern traveller and scholar who attributes to the limes all the meanings of a boundary line. The Roman sources themselves are mute concerning the existence of border lines, and it was modern scholarship which assumed that the Romans were capable of realizing in practice what they could not define verbally."
- Livius.org, Mobene (Qasr Bshir); retrieved 2012-4-25.
- UNESCO, "Frontiers of the Roman Empire"; retrieved 2012-4-25.
- Livius.org, Limes Tripolitanus; retrieved 2012-4-25.
Other websites Edit
- Media related to Limes (frontier) at Wikimedia Commons
- Media related to Limes (Upper Germanic) at Wikimedia Commons
- Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße Archived 2016-02-06 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
- Römische Militärbauten und -anlagen (in German)
- Frontiers of the Roman Empire : UNESCO Official Website