The Roman empire in the time of Hadrian (ruled 117-38 AD), showing the network of main Roman roads.
The Roman roads were roads built by the Roman empire, intended for swift transport of material from one location to another, for cattle, vehicles, or any similar traffic along the path. They were essential for the growth of the Roman Empire. Roman roads enabled the Romans to move armies and trade goods and to communicate news. The Roman road system spanned more than 400,000km of roads, including over 80,500km of paved roads.
The Romans became adept at constructing roads, which they called viae. They were intended for carrying material from one location to another. It was permitted to walk or pass and drive cattle, vehicles, or traffic of any description along the path.
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