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The Antonine Wall report: being an account of excavations, etc., made under the direction of the Glasgow Archæological Society during 1890 - 93 — Glasgow, 1899

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GLASGOW ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

But besides, and before we close this instalment of a work
dedicated to the Manes of Lollius Urbicus, we have yet one
more word to say. Although it may not seem at present within
the sphere of practical probabilities, we would most strenuously
urge the necessity of a new and adequate survey of the whole
wall. General Koy's map, excellent in its way, falls far short of
the requirements of our time. Stuart's map is only a copy of
Roy's. Such a survey as, through the noble generosity of the
Duke of Northumberland, was made for the North English Wall
and Vallum by the late Mr. Henry MacLauchlan ought to be
made of the Wall of Antonine also,1 but it ought to be a survey
still more minute in its exactness—greatly more detailed as
regards levels and the varying characteristics of the actual
remains. Such a work is far beyond the capacities of private
leisure or the financial resources of our Society. It is a work
of historical importance, demanding national countenance and
subvention.

1 It is some gratification that the unfortunate delays which have kept the fore-
going recommendation in type for nearly six years at least enable us to record
that one of its principal aspirations has in the interval been, in some measure,
fulfilled, and that the ordnance survey sheets on the 25-inch scale have been
specially revised on the general lines advocated by the Committee on this Report.
See Appendix IV.
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