Stanford has developed a map of ancient Rome

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Scientists have created an online map of the Roman Empire.

Representatives from Stanford University have created a model online maps of the Roman Empire. The maps can be a route depending on weather conditions and landscape of medieval Europe.

Thanks to modern online maps, users can plot a route anywhere in the world and deal in the transportation system, unfamiliar city. But everything is easy now, when people are available different types of transport and well developed road infrastructure.

Scientists from Stanford University have created a model of online maps of ancient Rome. According to the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to HB, the system ORBIS includes 632 of the city and 10 million square kilometres of land and sea space.

The chip cards of the Roman Empire is that they pave the route taking into account the specific weather conditions and modes of transportation that were available at the time. Cars, trains and planes are replaced by chariots and ships, and if you need to hike through the mountains — it can take several weeks.

For example, the journey from London to the French in the summer of Arles in the Middle ages would take you 24 days. Moreover, it is the fastest route that includes crossing the channel by ship and foot crossing the continent.

The shortest path would be the longest and you took about 37 days to pass directly through France.

With such cards it is possible to study, how long did it take the trip to Europe a few centuries ago to ensure that before the movement of people, even at relatively short distances was a real adventure. That is why travel was available mostly only for the military and merchants, and ordinary people could take a lifetime to leave their settlement.

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