Posted on June 20, 2015 9:47 am in All Neat-o

The Beautiful Network of Ancient Roman Roads (atlasobscura.com)

Roads, built to allow the empire to flow outward, and for the rewards of empire to come flooding back to the capital, were the key to the Romans’ governance of Europe. Along these roads ran messengers, as a type of precursor to the American Pony Express—a relay of horsemen could carry a message 50 miles a day.

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