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Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Germany and UK

The inscription of the frontiers of the Roman Empire in 2008 involved the grouping together of three separately inscribed sites in Britain and Germany (Hadrian's Wall, the Roman Limes, and the Antonine Wall). This exemplifies the idea that a World Heritage Site can be more than a building -- it can be a place, reflect an idea or policy, or the work of a period. A site that exists in more than one country, like this one, also makes it easy to understand the importance of international efforts to preserve our heritage.

The inscription of the frontiers of the Roman Empire in 2008 involved the grouping together of three separate sites in Britain and Germany (Hadrian's Wall, the Roman Limes, and the Antonine Wall).

This exemplifies the idea that a World Heritage Site can be more than a building -- it can be a place, reflect an idea or policy, or the work of a period. 

A site that exists in more than one country, like this one, also makes it easy to understand the importance of international efforts to preserve our heritage.