Appian Way (Rome, Italy) : A church in ruins off the road

Creator:
unknown (Ancient Roman)
Published/Created:
road began in the Forum Romanum, Rome, Lazio, Italy
begun ca. 400 BCE
Date Depicted:
10/15/1997
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
gravel
mortar
stone
Notes:
The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was the most important ancient Roman road. It is also called the "the queen road". It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia in southeast Italy. The Roman army, for its success, depended on the use of highways to prepare for battle and to afterward refresh and re-equip. The specific Via Appia was used as a main route for military supplies for many years from the middle of the 4th century BC. The road began as a leveled dirt road upon which small stones and mortar are laid. Upon this gravel is laid, which was finally topped with tight fitting, and interlocking stones to provide a flat surface. Some of the stones were have said to fit so well that you could not slide a knife into the cracks.The road was crested in the middle (for water runoff) and had ditches on either side of the road which were protected by retaining walls.
Variant Titles:
Via Appia Antica
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
1A3-R-R-VA-A16
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
business, commerce and trade; engineering and industry; manufacturing; military; war; Roads Design and construction; Roman Empire construction open spaces; roads; streets
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/15/1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
Number of Scans:
job 4152-aa
OID:
10159998
PID:
digcoll:1796905