• An Interactive Map Shows Just How Many Roads Actually Lead to Rome

    3 monthes ago - By Open Culture

    ...he went away, and passing through what was called the house of Tiberius, went down into the forum, to where a gilded column stood, at which all the roads that intersect Italy terminate."
    - Plutarch, Life of Galba
    No one can give you exact directions to Milliarium Aureum. Just a few carved marble fragments of the gilded column's base remain in the Roman Forum, where its original location is somewhat difficult to pinpoint.
    But as the image above, from interactive map Roads to Rome , shows , the motto Emperor Caesar Augustus' mighty mile marker inspired still holds true.
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