Moving around the Mediterranean

Wherever there are people, there is a need for certain commodities. Wherever there is a need for commodities, there is a need for ways to get those commodities to stores and eventually into people’s homes. However, those transportation resources weren’t available centuries ago.
Back in the 3rd century AD, the Romans had a rather sophisticated highway made of diamond-shaped pavers that were designed for the feet of men and horses. Wheeled carts bounced and bumped uncomfortably on these roads, and the containers available at the time (mostly large clay jars called amphorae) would break open during long-distance travel. To continue reading click here.

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