Roman Road Systems
The idea that sparked mass communication
Why did the Romans use roads?
Roman Road in Pompeii
What a typical Roman road looks like.
Layers of the Road
this shows the layers that make a Roman Road.
Romans building the road
This shows the Romans putting down the layers to build the road.
How did they make the roads?
The Romans made the roads in layers. The first layer would be compacted sand or dry earth. The second layer was crushed rock. The third layer was gravel in cement mortar. The forth layer was sand, gravel, and cement, and the top layer was large stone slabs.
Also there was a curve on the surface of the road called the camber. The camber allowed water and other substance would wash off to the drainage ditches on the sides.
How there roads were the begging of ours
Also they had to have passports on them when they traveled.