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The human element in road building
Chapter HI A brief outline of modern roadcon
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already amber ancient antiquity Appia Archaeol artificial roads Asia Minor asphalt Athens Babylon bituminous mortar blocks bricks Bronze Age built carriage Carthaginian carts causeways chippings civilisation Crete ditches drainage draining early Egypt embankment emperor engineers Etruria Etruscan excavations floors foundation course gravel concrete gravelled roads Greece grouted Hellenistic HERODOTUS highways important instance Italy later layer leading levelled lime limestone log roads main streets materials Megalithic ment mentioned Mesopotamia metres metres wide Minoan civilisation modern mortar mountains narrow old road older paths Pausanias paved roads paved streets pavement perhaps period Persian prehistoric primitive quarries rammed remains repairs road building road surface road system Roman roads Rome routes sacred roads sand seems side sidewalks slab pavement slopes sometimes stone slabs Strabo subsoil Tell el Amarna temple town traces track-ways tracks trade transport type of road valleys viae Vitruvius waggons walls width