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Ancient Roman Roads

Article written by Harrison

Between week 3 and week 4 the UP class made a real life replica version of a Roman road. We made our Roman roads out of Stones, Gravel, Sand and Plaster. First we spread PVA glue over some cardboard and then scattered sand over the PVA glue. After 30 minutes we put glue over the sand and then placed some gravel on top of the glue. Finally we spread plaster (instead of concrete) with a knife and carefully put stones in the wet plaster.
The Ancient Romans built many kilometres of roads. These roads helped them expand their empire and also helped them develop trade with other countries. They built more than 80,000 kilometres of roads. The Ancient Roman roads were very well built and some of these roads are still in use today.

The different layers of a Roman road.

The different layers of a Roman road.

 

 

 

A completed Roman road

A completed Roman road