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Public-images-osm logo.svg fortification_type = limes
Taunusstein - Limes Wachturm.jpg
Limes - a border defence or delimiting system of Ancient Rome Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Historic
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A limes was a border defence or delimiting system of Ancient Rome. It marked the boundaries and provinces of the Roman Empire.

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  • tourism=attraction - if the fortification is a tourist attraction.
  • heritage=* - fortification is registered by an official heritage organisation.