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Archaeologists: Hadrian’s Wall Was an Economic Boon to Ancient Britons

Hadrian’s Wall is a 73-mile set of fortifications built across northern Roman Britain to protect it from raiding Picts. It was very costly to the Empire. But according to a 2008 article in the Telegraph, local Celts found it a highly profitable venture: Mr MacLeod, senior investigator for English Heritage’s aerial survey and investigating team, said: [...]

7 Giant Fences Dividing Good Neighbors

The existing 650-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border has been a hot political topic in the States for the last few years, and with the Republican primary campaign in full swing, it’s making headlines again. Already, Michele Bachmann has promised to build a “double-walled fence” along the entire 2,000-mile border, while Herman Cain has said [...]

British Isles made Sweet Eye Candy

This map is a real piece of eye candy – a model of the British Isles made completely from sweets. Artist Paul Baker turned the UK into Sweet Britain using more than 4,000 sweets in a painstaking model that even includes iconic British landmarks such as Stonehenge and Tower Bridge. The two-metre-long creation, which took two months [...]