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Great Wall meets Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads Crags Photo: Roger Clegg

Hadrian's Wall is developing a partnership with The Great Wall of China. An exhibition of photographs, which features both the Great Wall and areas of Hadrian's Wall, will go on display in London on August 2 at Central Hall, Westminster.

The Chairman of PPMG, the Chinese publishing house staging the exhibition, is visit Hadrian's Wall July 30.

Castle Nick Credit: Roger Clegg

Images of Housesteads Crags and Castle Nick are part of the exhibition.

Castle Nick Credit: Grassington Folk Museum

Between 2001 and 2011 volunteers led by photographer Zhang Baotian researched and collected old photographs of the Great Wall taken by archaeologists, geographers, travellers and enthusiasts over the last 140 years, and then took photos of the same locations on the wall today.

"The Great Wall and Hadrian's Wall were both inscribed as world heritage sites in 1987, so this year is the 25th anniversary of the status for both monuments.

"Working together with PPMG we hope to raise awareness of the sites with new audiences across the world and help realise their potential to contribute to local communities through sustainable tourism development."

– Linda Tuttiett, Hadrian's Wall Trust
Wall at Housesteads Crag Credit: Grassington Folk Museum

Future collaborations between PPMG and the Hadrian's Wall Trust will include tourism, conference and publishing projects.

The exhibition will be at Central Hall, Westminster from August 2-4. It then moves to Charing Cross Library on August 17 - September 17 and to the School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London from September 18 -November 2. Entry to all venues is free.