Hadrian's Wall was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 but it now joins another man-made border, the 550km Limes in Upper Germany, to become a new Frontiers of the Roman Empire
World Heritage Site.
Juergen Obmann, world heritage site coordinator for Bavaria, said: "Working together in this way is a pilot project for other sections of the Roman frontier that may become part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire world heritage site in future.
The Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site represents the borderline of the Roman Empire at its furthest extent in the second Century.
This nomination will bring the Antonine Wall under the banner of the transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire
World Heritage Site which currently includes Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Limes in Germany.
The Antonine Wall will be an important addition to the existing Frontiers of the Roman Empire
World Heritage site.
THE Antonine Wall has been put forward for nomination as a World Heritage Site as part of a multi-country bid to gain recognition for the historical structures of the European Frontiers of the Roman Empire
The frontiers of the Roman Empire
, most famously symbolized by Hadrian's Wall, have long exerted a particular fascination.
The sculpture probably dates from the Second Century and is described by Dr Jon Coulston, an expert on the sculpture of the northern frontiers of the Roman empire
, as "the most exciting and vibrant piece of Roman funerary art ever to have been recovered from Britain".
30pm to unveil the plaque naming Hadrian's Wall as part of the new frontiers of the Roman Empire
Trans-national World Heritage Site.
HADRIAN'S Wall has become the first part of a project to unite countries which once guarded the frontiers of the Roman Empire