Roman roads and settlements are iinvented in an underground map

Started by gash, July 26, 2017, 11:21:45 pm

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Britain's 2,000-year-old network of 'lost' Roman roads and settlements is reinvented in an underground map

The remarkable 'subway map' incorporates dozens of roads from 43 - 410 AD, the creator says
Names of towns and cities are in Latin, but lines are in English, as the original names have been lost in history
Travelling on these roads would have taken weeks or even months to reach some destinations

From 43 - 410 AD, the Romans built around 2,000 miles of roads across the UK, designed to allow troops to move quickly, and providing vital routes for commerce, trade and the transportation of goods.

An ambitious student has now re-imagined the UK's Roman-era roads as a modern subway system.

While the roads were very sophisticated for their time, transport itself was not so advanced, and a journey from London to York - which today would take four hours by car - would have taken five days to complete in a carriage.

From 43 - 410 AD, the Romans built around 2,000 miles of roads across the UK, designed to allow troops to move quickly, and providing vital routes for commerce, trade and the transportation of goods. An ambitious student has now reimagined the UK's Roman-era roads as a modern subway system   +10
From 43 - 410 AD, the Romans built around 2,000 miles of roads across the UK, designed to allow troops to move quickly, and providing vital routes for commerce, trade and the transportation of goods. An ambitious student has now reimagined the UK's Roman-era roads as a modern subway system

ROMAN NAMES FOR UK CITIES

London - Londinium

Exeter - Isca Dumnoniorum

York - Eboracum

Cambridge - Duroliponte

Manchester - Mamucium

Newcastle - Pons Aelius

Lancaster - Calunium

The underground-style map was created by Sasha Trubetskoy, a student studying statistics at the University of Chicago.

Within the map, the dots and circles show the cities, towns and settlements, while the different coloured lines denote the roads, with a key explaining these on the right.

Using the Pelagios Greco-Roman digital maps, which show many of the main Roman roads around the world, and the site Roman-Britain.co.uk, Mr Trubetskoy spent days making the map.

Mr Trubetskoy told MailOnline: 'A huge help was the Pelagios Greco-Roman digital map.

'It's very thorough and shows the locations of pretty much every known road.

'In some areas it's not as complete, but for Britain it was massively helpful.'

The map includes the Latin names for towns and cities across the UK, such as Londinium (London), Mamucium (Manchester) and Pons Aelius (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne).



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4725854/Britain-s-network-Roman-roads-reinvented-subway-map.html#ixzz4nyVs1Irl
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