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20 Shocking facts about Game Of Thrones (With Pictures)

10. Hadrian’s Wall

via anglotopia.net

This famous military stone wall was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, built in 122 AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. George R.R Martin found inspiration for his fantasy series when visiting the historical landmark saying “I stood on Hadrian’s Wall and tried to imagine what it would be like to be a Roman soldier sent here from Italy or Antioch. To stand here, to gaze off into the distance, not knowing what might emerge from the forest”. Now of course Martin’s version of the wall is on a much bigger scale, but like in all good fantasy writings, any adaptation of real life is far more exaggerated.

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9. The Moon Door

via cnet.com

Every fan of GOT knows about the infamous “Moon Door”. It is located in the High Hall of the Eyrie in the main audience chamber, where the lord sits upon his throne made of weirwood and in the center of the room; there’s a hatch built into the floor which people can fall through spiraling to their death below. The Moon Door looks like it drops those unlucky souls thousands of feet, far enough even that the person who was sent through is lost in sight. Yet in reality the Moon Door is only one meter deep with the addition of a green screen to create the allusion of a never ending drop.

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