The Roman road-map

“The Tabula Peutingeriana is the only known surviving map of the Roman road system. It was made by a monk in Colmar in the thirteenth century, a reproduction of the original fourth century scroll. Besides the totality of the Empire, the map shows the Near East, India and the Ganges, Sri Lanka (Insula Taprobane), and even an indication of China.

“The map terminates in the Far East with the inscription: Hic Alexander responsum accepit usqi quo Alexander (Here Alexander was given the oracular reply: “How far, Alexander?”)

“In 2024, the original map was displayed to the public for a single day due to its fragility.”

- Wikipedia

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