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Who Built The First Network Of Roads

The first network of roads was built by the Romans who were experts in road building. More than 2000 years ago they planned and built a network of roads, which covered the entire Roman empire and made every corner of it accessible.Messengers, traders, and government officials mainly soldiers travelled on these roads between the capital city of Rome and the provinces. At the end of 4 BC, the Roman roads were fortified so that the heavy war chariots of the generals could also travel on them. But gradually deep furrows started appearing on the pavement, and the chariots used to move as if on rails.

Via Appia Appian Way

The most famous Roman road is the Via Appia (around 540 km long), which goes from Rome to Brindisi in southern Italy. Its original plaster is still well maintained at many places.