Out of curiosity I took the course Hadrian’s Wall. This wonderful course captures my imagination of Roman times in a British territory. It also asks – why this wall? I am sure resources could have been spent elsewhere so what does it tell us about the builders’ intentions and motivations.
Wall was meant to protect. But it was also built for other purposes such as separation. A Wall blocks the sight so that people live on one side do not see what is happening on the other side. A Wall prevents conversations and possibilities. It stops the trade of goods and ideas. It defines a boundary of thoughts and actions.
The Hadrian’s Wall. The Berlin Wall. The Great Fire Wall.