Mar 7, 2016
Picture of the Day: An 1,800 Year Old Roman Road in Africa
Photograph by PhR61 on Wikimedia Commons
Seen above is a remarkably well-preserved 1800-year-old Roman road in Timgad, which was a Roman colonial town in the Aurès Mountains of modern-day Algeria.
Founded around 100 AD, the ruins of Timgad are an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and regarded as one of the best examples of the grip plan as used in Roman city planning.
Almost all Roman roads in Africa were built in the first two centuries AD. The Romans created a continuous coastal highway that stretched 2,100 miles (3,380 km) from the Atlantic to the Nile.
Categories: DESIGN, HISTORY, PICTURE OF THE DAY, TRAVEL
Tags: · africa, algiers, roman empire, unesco