The Antonine Wall was the Roman frontier in Scotland from AD 142 for about 20 years. In 2008 it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (WHS), joining Hadrian’s Wall and the German frontier in the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site’.
This lecture will explore the process of making a monument a WHS and consider the advantages and disadvantages of being a WHS. In particular, it will explore what cannot be included in a WHS and why. The role of international co-operation is also considered.