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Monument of Roman centurion Sentius Tectonicus was unveiled

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Monument of Roman centurion Sentius Tectonicus was unveiled
Monument of Roman centurion Sentius Tectonicus was unveiled | Photo: Newcastle Chronicle

On the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s reign, in 2017, a monument of Roman centurion Sentius Tectonicus was unveiled in the former Roman fort of Segedunum (now Wallsend in England).

The monument is 2.5 meters high and marks the place where Hadrian’s wall ended (to the east). Moreover, the Roman centurion marks the anniversary of the inclusion of Hadrian’s Wall on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The author of the monument is the sculptor and painter John O’Rourke. According to the author of the work, from the very beginning, its aim was to show a soldier who would somehow connect the past and the future. The name for the character was taken from the Roman centurion Sentius Priscus, actually serving in Britain, who oversaw the construction of Hadrian’s wall section. Tectonicus, in turn, is a reference to the architectural construction of the monument, consisting of four floors.

  • A symbol of history: Giant sculpture marking the start of Hadrian's Wall is unveiled, "ChronicleLive", 25.03.2017

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