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Could this be a roman road ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:27 am
by Three Of Five
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:26 am
by rich
Couldn't be 100% sure - but don't think so - for one thing Roman roads were built as straight as possible unless there was a major kind of obstacle they couldn't build over or through.
Here's a link that may help:

http://www.unrv.com/culture/roman-road-construction.php

Explains Roman road construction.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:51 pm
by Minimalist
Where is it located?

Rich is right about the curves. The Romans preferred arrow straight and if they had to change directions they did so by creating a new straight line.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:36 pm
by Rokcet Scientist
Minimalist wrote:Where is it located?

Rich is right about the curves. The Romans preferred arrow straight and if they had to change directions they did so by creating a new straight line.


It was a cultural mindset. Romans liked everything straight as an arrow. From which a.o. the infamous "Befehl ist Befehl" evolved as an excuse for inhumanity.

Re: Could this be a roman road ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:50 am
by Minimalist
The shortest distance between two points. The Romans were nothing if not efficient.

Re: Could this be a roman road ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:41 pm
by Rokcet Scientist
Minimalist wrote:The shortest distance between two points. The Romans were nothing if not efficient.


Like Zyklon B.

Re: Could this be a roman road ?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:01 am
by Three Of Five
Minimalist wrote:The shortest distance between two points. The Romans were nothing if not efficient.

I know several genuine roman roads which are far from being straight lines, they used to follow terrain in order to achieve stable support to the road.