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1 Roman term for a heaped rampart or bank.

2 The vallum along the south side of Hadrian's Wall in northern England is a misnomer, since its principal feature is a great ditch, perhaps marking a military zone along the frontier; the term has been applied to this feature since the time of Bede in the 7th century ad.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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