The Roads of Ancient Rome

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 09 August 2023
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An infographic illustrating the typical structure of Roman roads. It is believed that the Romans adopted the craft of road construction from the Etruscans, and as the empire grew, they incorporated ideas and techniques from other cultures. At its height, the Roman transportation network spanned 85,000 km (53,000 miles) of paved roads extending from Mesopotamia to Britain and from the Danube to Spain and North Africa. The engineers of the Roman army followed a uniform set of fundamental principles while adapting to local materials and conditions.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, August 09). The Roads of Ancient Rome. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17723/the-roads-of-ancient-rome/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Roads of Ancient Rome." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 09, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17723/the-roads-of-ancient-rome/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Roads of Ancient Rome." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Aug 2023. Web. 21 Apr 2024.

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