Thursday, 21 May 2009

Roman Roads

The Romans were famous for their roads. They built roads so that the army could march from one place to another. They tried to build the roads as straight as possible, so that the army could take the shortest route.

How the Road was Built...

  1. First, the army builders would clear the ground of rocks and trees.
  2. They then dug a trench where the road was to go and filled it with big stones.
  3. Next, they put in big stones, pebbles, cement and sand which they packed down to make a firm base.,
  4. Then they added another layer of cement mixed with broken tiles.
  5. On top of that, they then put paving stones to make the surface of the road. These stones were cut so that they fitted together tightly.
  6. Kerb stones were put at the sides of the road to hold in the paving stones and to make a channel for the water to run away.


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