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Roman Britain map reveals the ancient roads built 2,000 years ago that you still drive on today

A FASCINATING map reveals the ancient Roman roads Britons still use every day. The 2,000-year-old highways include key routes around London, Manchester, Cardiff and Bath. The map shows some of the …

Two thousand years ago today, the Roman Emperor Augustus died. His reign marked the start of a 200-year period of peace and prosperity for the empire.

The Roman Empire’s rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world.

Roman Roads in Britain Photo Credit

During the years from 410 to 430 AD, the Roman Empire built a road over 3,000 km across Britain. The road has been recently rediscovered and was found in

I’ve been thinking recently about post-Roman Britain and the accepted version of how the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, led by warrior leaders, displaced the native British and created the Anglo-S…

I’ve been thinking recently about post-Roman Britain and the accepted version of how the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, led by warrior leaders, displaced the native British and created the Anglo-S…

Map of Roman Britain

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As the empire slowly retreated in the fifth century AD, Roman Britain came under attack from the west, east and north.

As the empire slowly retreated in the fifth century AD, Roman Britain came under attack from the west, east and north.

Much of the Roman road network in the former Britannia has been built over or has decayed. Beginning their work in 43 CE, alongside the invasion organized by the Emperor Claudius, the Romans quickly built a road network through the lands they controlled in Britain.

In today's terms, it's hard to fathom how much of the world the Romans once controlled. At its peak, the Roman Empire spanned from Hadrian's Wall in Scotland...

Roman roads in Britain

It is generally said that the Romans came to Britain and laid out an elaborate road system. This is probably only partly true, in that they most likely improved many roads and added a number of others.