THE ROADS

THE ROADS

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The Roman roads were a vital part of the development of the Roman state, from about 500 BC through the expansion during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.Roman roads enabled the Romans to move armies and trade goods and to communicate.The Roman road system spanned more than 400,000 km of roads, including over 80,500 km of paved roads.When Rome reached the height of its power, no fewer than 29 great military highways radiated from the city.Hills were cut through and deep ravines filled in.At one point, the Roman Empire was divided into 113 provinces traversed by 372 great road links.In Gaul alone, no less than 21,000 km of road are said to have been improved, and in Britain at least 4,000 km.There were footpaths on each side of the road. #ROMAN_ROADS
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