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Walls are built for many reasons – mainly to keep people out. The English word 'wall' comes from the Latin, 'vallus' meaning 'a stake' or 'post' and designated the wood-stake and earth palisade which formed the outer edge of a military fortification. Over the centuries many walls have been built across the world. Here are our favourite seven.
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