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The Roman wall near the Tower of London.

The Roman wall near the Tower of London.
The Roman wall near the Tower of London.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3316
Description: In c. 200 AD a defensive wall was built around the Roman settlement. For well over a millennium the shape and size of London was defined by this wall. The area within the wall is now 'the City', London's famous financial district. Traces of the wall can still be seen in a few places. This photograph shows a section of wall as it stands today at Cooper's Row, near the Tower of London.
Creator: Cleve Severin
Date: 2002
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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