Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hadrian’s Wall Teams with Great Wall of China

Now there's no Berlin Wall, the Great Wall of China is surely the most famous wall in the world. I'm afraid my global wall knowledge isn't that great, but the second most famous wall where Britain is concerned is Hadrian's Wall, a Roman structure which ran from the east side of northern Britain all the way to the west and at one fleeting point marked the northerly extent of the Roman

So why did I begin with China? To keep boosting the support of Hadrian's Wall the team taking care of it have signed a 'memorandum of understanding' with their opposite numbers from China. What does this mean? The Guardian quotes Chen Haiyen, curator of an exhibition about the Great Wall now appearing at Hadrian's Wall, explaining "It is our hope that through cooperation we can promote historical and cultural exchange between China and the UK. We are confident that the agreement will build a bridge of communication between the two countries for future collaboration and development."

via http://europeanhistory.about.com/b/2012/08/10/hadrians-wall-teams-with-great-wall-of-china.htm