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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.
Chapter 4, 78 AD to 306 AD – Roman Roads and Towns
Vitruvius has given exact directions for makings road. They began, it appears, by making two parallel furrows, the intended width of the road, and then re moved all the loose earth between them till they came to the hard solid ground, and they filled up this excavation with fine earth hard beaten in. This first layer was called pavimentum. Upon it was laid the first bed of the road, consisting of small squared stones, nicely ranged on the ground, which was sometimes Read More >>>
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