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Built to Last: The Secret that Enabled Roman Roads to Withstand the Passage of Time The Romans were renowned as great engineers and this is evident in the many structures that they left behind. One particular type of construction that the Romans were famous for is their roads. It was these roads, which the Romans called viae, that enabled them to build and maintain their empire.

The Romans were renowned as great engineers and this is evident in the many structures that they left behind. One particular type of construction that the Romans were famous for is their roads.

Artist's reconstruction of the Domus Augustana on the Palatine Hill, Rome (see matching photo for image of the current ruins).

Artist's reconstruction of the Domus Augustana on the Palatine Hill, Rome (see matching photo for image of the current ruins).

Koning Willem I: Kaart: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden 1815-1840 | entoen.nu

Koning Willem I: Kaart: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden 1815-1840 | entoen.nu

Londinium c. 200 AD ~ The early settlement became a trading port. The Roman historian Tacitus described the city as ‘packed with traders.’ a thriving city with a great bridge over the Thames (near the present London Bridge), a forum (market place), a vast basilica (town hall), an amphitheater, public baths and walled fort surrounded by a great defensive wall.

Londinium c. 200 AD ~ The early settlement became a trading port. The Roman…

Ragazzi della  gioventù Hitleriana sfilano davanti alla Collesium Via Sacra a  #Roma1936

Hitlerian youths march outside Collesium Via Sacra a, Rome, 1936 and the same Via Sacra today

D-Day - June 6, 1944, marked a turning point in World War II as Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, forcing the end of the German occupation of France. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled these 28 photos from that fateful day and took his own photographs from the exact same locations. It’s sobering to compare the heavy events of that day 70 years ago with the casual vacationers relaxing there today.

D-Day photos from 1944 and photos of vacationers at the exact same locations today [28 pics]

June A crashed US fighter plane is seen on the waterfront some time after Canadian forces came ashore on a Juno Beach D-Day landing zone in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France Tourists enjoy the sunshine on the former Juno Beach D-Day landing zone.

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