The Appian Way [Pic]

Submitted by: Crabes 4 years ago

2,024 years ago, it was a very important Roman road--still in use today. A bit of a history lesson for the day.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Hero`s "steam engine" was only a novelty because because it was good for little else. Blowing jets of steam into the air is an extremely inefficient way of converting fuel into forward motion. It could not have powered a usable car.[/quote]

A good point, but it did prove the concept of motion from steam and could have been a starting point. Perhaps a steam turbine might have been invented much less than 1700 years later.

I didn`t mean to imply that Hero`s device could have powered a car itself.
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Female 373
Damn straight @aubururnjunky where`s the carefully measured rows of crucified slaves? Sadly this is the first thing I thought of when I saw the post.
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Male 414
the hot gates?
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Male 735
I learned so much from this post...
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Male 5,413
Awesome!
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Male 10,339
They crucified the survivors of the Third Servile war along this road, between Capua and Rome.

Spartacus either died in battle, or was among them.
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Female 6,381
Angilion:
Hero`s "steam engine" was only a novelty because because it was good for little else. Blowing jets of steam into the air is an extremely inefficient way of converting fuel into forward motion. It could not have powered a usable car.
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Male 4,793
That is pretty cool..
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Male 12,365
Gah, missed a bit. Roman roads were built on solid rock *where possible*. Obviously not always.
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Male 12,365
Why 2,024 years ago? The Appian way is older than 2,024 years and it was very important before then. There are sections still in better shape than the part shown here, too.

A related fact that you can`t tell from a photo like this - Roman roads were up to 12 feet deep. They built them on solid rock and they`d dig down as far as needed to get to it.

[quote]Too bad they didn`t build cars too! This is my Tiberius XXI! It has 35 million miles on it! Been in my family for 100 generations now.[/quote]

100 generations of people and 250 generations of horses :)

The steam engine was invented in Roman times (in Alexandria, which was Greek, but when it was under Roman rule). Oddly, nobody made the jump to finding a use for it. It was a novelty entertainment. If they had, Romans probably would have made powered cars.
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Male 2,172
If only all the roads ever built would be as straight and pretty as this one.

*sigh*
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Female 836
I find this fascinating. Doubt if anything built in the U.S. now would last that long... perhaps a dam or two.
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Male 1,595
@trickroom
It`s an old argument.
Your side never wins.
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Male 1,284
@trickroom
there a good chance its on reddit but i`m looking at lot of stuff on imgur,like most of every IAB pics posts,not everything i post come from there and not everything i post get approved
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Male 286
is everything you post from the front page of reddit crabes?
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Male 678
@bigfatdynamo

You`re free to leave and never come back. We won`t miss you.
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Male 1,284
I saw your Mad Turk post and it was freaking violent not sure if fancy will ever approve that much violence, he deleted my foot send with mail service post
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Male 37,888

@ bigfatdynamo

1: [quote]"All roads lead to Rome. All links lead to boredom. " [/quote] Good one.

2: Stop whining. My "Mad Turk" was original and still didn`t get approved.
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Male 1,810
Build over 2000 yrs ago. Roman engineering....impressive.
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Male 7,123
Stop moaning, it`s a nice pic and it`s now my new background for a while. Replacing the mad family with the box on a zipline.

If you want better stuff, submit it. Unless it involves rednecks.
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Male 259
You post this poo but you rejected the Redneck Amusement park because it was posted in 2006? I-A-B is boooooooooooring. It`s summer time. Time for fun. School time is time to learn. Don`t steal my time, I-A-B. It`s been happening a lot lately.

All roads lead to Rome. All links lead to boredom.
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Male 2,362
Shouldn`t there be pricy shops and statue of a naked guy?
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Male 168
It`s cool. But I don`t know if this is IAB worthy in this context.
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Male 6,737
It`s like Reddit frontpage...
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Male 62
I will be there in 3 weeks!!!
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Male 36,400
Built to last! Unlike these days...

Too bad they didn`t build cars too! This is my Tiberius XXI! It has 35 million miles on it! Been in my family for 100 generations now.
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Male 878
And in better condition than a lot of my local city streets!
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Male 1,284
Link: The Appian Way [Pic] [Rate Link] - 2,024 years ago, it was a very important Roman road--still in use today. A bit of a history lesson for the day.
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