Bringing history to life
The Roman road
An incomparable road network was developed by the Romans from the 1st century BC to connect, manage and control their provinces. These roads were built and maintained at the expense of the state. Even the military took over these tasks in some places. The cross section of such a road always shows the same structure. A highly compacted gravel layer with larger cobblestones at the end, which were laid in as straight a line as possible. This is how you can still find many roads of Roman origin in Rome, Pompeii and other provincial towns.
This ever-growing network of roads connected cities and allowed the exchange of goods, news and the transfer of troops in the shortest possible time. Bridges and tunnels were also used in road construction. On the side of the roads were erected "milaria" , which are pillars containing route Information.
A moment becomes history
With this craft sheet you have a piece of history to touch. On the Roman roads, people traveled on foot, on horseback, with donkey, mule or even travel wagons. The light , single-axle vehicles ( Cisium ) , which can transport one to two people, but also larger travel wagons ( Carrus ) , which were pulled by two to four horses. For the transport of goods served two or four-wheeled horses or oxcarts.
If one went on journeys then the recommendation applied this in groups to undertake, since as in the sources reported, regularly highwaymen ( Latrones ) represented a danger for the travelers.
- suitable for children over 6 years
- 19 different figures, including riders, merchants and wagons
- Stands 3-5 cm high
- scale 1:87
- a road with bridge
- 9 A.D.
- sturdy colored printed paper
Detailed reconstruction to tinker with yourself
For the construction you only need a ruler, a craft knife, scissors and glue. In addition, there is a description in German, English and French with sketches that help in the construction and a short historical classification with map.
The figures are easy to cut out. Then cut in at the dotted line, fold one area forward and one back and the figure can stand.
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