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Roman Travel

Getting around in Roman times was hard. Few had a riding animal. Travel meant walking. Everywhere there were processions of men and women, groups of three or more, trudging along with a knapsack and a walking stick, just as the … Continue reading

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How to Find a Lost City

Most old towns are lost. Look at the maps drawn by Strabo and Ptolomeo: not one in ten is still around. What happened to them all? How can a whole town disappear? Map of Europe according to Strabo (time of … Continue reading

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