Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret

Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret

 

 

Virtual Heritage presents "Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret", second Virtual 3D Tour over the most interesting places along the Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret (also known as Turret 26B) is one of the best preserved turrets on the line of Hadrian's Wall. It is located east from Roman Cilurnum fort in Chesters, and west from the Onnum fort in Haltonchesters. It was built by soldiers from the ninth cohort of the Twentieth Victorious Valerian Legion (legio XX Valeria Victrix) in 123 AD.

"Brunton Turret" app is powered by Unreal Engine technology and is an awesome new way to experience Hadrian's Wall, one of the wonders of the ancient world. By using Epic Games' award-winning, most advanced game engine, viewers can freely visit this 3D reconstructed monument in their own pace in engaging and educating way.

Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument built by Roman army in Britain and was the most heavily fortified border in the Roman Empire. Roman emperor Hadrian came to Britain in 122 AD and ordered the construction of the most ambitious fortifications ever built by Romans - a 120 kilometers long defensive wall across the entire country with front ditch, Military Way and imposing earthwork called the Vallum. For almost 300 years, Hadrian's Wall was the Roman Empire most imposing frontier.

All three Roman legions in Britain participated in the work: legio II Augusta (from Caerleon) legio VI Victrix (from York) and legio XX Valeria Victrix (from Chester) together with sailors from the fleet - classis Britannica.

Every roman mile the legions built a small fortlet called a "milecastle". Between each milecastle stood two smaller watch towers or turrets used for observation and signalling. The milecastles and turrets had three different designs, depending on which Roman legion built them, and were about 500 meters apart.

"Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret" app is a real-time virtual tour over 3D reconstruction of the turret and adjoining stretches of the Wall as it may looked like in 165 AD. If you want to feel like one of the roman soldiers from ala Augusta ob virtutem appellata quingenaria ( auxiliary cavalry unit ) patrolling the Wall, this app is for You.


FEATURES:

* Powered by Unreal Engine

* Fully narrated Virtual 3D Tour of one of the turrets built by legio XX Valeria Victrix

* Great for kids as supplementary history lesson (no Ads, no In-App Purchases) Just let Your child explore our 3D reconstruction as any other game level

* Detailed 3D reconstruction of Brunton Turret based on latest archaeological excavations

* Animated movies presenting all linear elements of Hadrian's Wall: the ditch, the "Broad" and "Narrow" Walls, the Military Way and the Vallum

* Distinction between "Broad" and "Narrow" Wall. The idea of "Wing Walls"

* Cippi - system of additional obstacles used by Roman army

 

 


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