Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Century Roman Road Is Found in Serbia; Used to Connect Western-Eastern Roman Empire

Archaeologists have discovered the well-preserved remains of a Roman road dating back to the first century in southeastern Serbia, the Earth Times website reports today (June 24, 2010).

The Roman military road -- or Via militaris -- near the town of Dimitrovgrad used to connect the western parts of the Roman empire with the eastern parts, archaeologists said.

The eight-meter-wide road was constructed from large blocks of stone and had two lanes.

The excavations also unearthed numerous artifacts -- including horseshoes and metal parts of carts -- which indicate that the road was an important route.

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