Roman Roads

Here’s a bit of trivia about Ancient Rome that I find interesting: the Roman road system consisted of 370 distinct highways which, taken together, ran for about 53,000 miles. This is about the same length as the U.S. Interstate system. Pretty impressive, not just because many of the Roman roads are still there and in use (2400 or so years later!), but also because they did it all without the benefits of “modern technology.”

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