Thursday, May 24, 2012

Travel Times in Ancient Rome

The internet continues to amaze me.  Today's wildly cool thing is a map from Orbis which calculates travel times in ancient Rome.  For instance, to take an oxcart from Roma (Rome) to Londinium (London) would take about 78 days in January and only 34 days in August.  By modern jet, it takes about three hours. 
Very cool stuff.

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