10 Little-Known Amazing Facts About Ancient Roads

The Romans built over 50,000 miles of roads throughout their empire, and many of these roads are still in use today.

The Incas of South America built a vast network of roads, including the famous Inca Trail, which is still used by hikers and tourists today.

The ancient Egyptians constructed an extensive system of roads, including a road that connected the pyramids of Giza with the Nile River.

The Silk Road, a network of trade routes connecting Asia and Europe, was an important pathway for the exchange of goods and ideas for over 1,500 years.

The Appian Way, a road built by the ancient Romans, was one of the first paved roads in the world and is still visible in parts of Italy today.

The ancient Greeks built a system of roads that connected their cities and allowed for easy transportation of goods and troops.

The ancient city of Petra in Jordan had an intricate system of roads, including a main avenue that was over a mile long and lined with temples and tombs.

The Maya civilization of Central America built an extensive network of roads and causeways that connected their cities and allowed for trade and communication.

The ancient Chinese built a system of roads and canals that connected their empire and allowed for the easy movement of goods and people.

The ancient Persian Royal Road, built by King Darius I, was a vast network of roads that connected his empire and allowed for fast communication and transportation.