Romans were famous for the roads they
built. The path where the road would go was cleared of rocks and trees. The Romans tried
to build their roads as straight as possible. Next a trench was dug. A layer of large
stones was put into the trench. Then a layer of broken stones, cement and sand was packed
onto the large stones. The next layer consisted of broken tiles mixed with cement. On top
of this was a layer of paving stones. These were pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle.
They fit tightly together. A curb was put at the sides of the road to channel away any
We can only imagine what a difficult
time the Romans had building these roads. We had a terrible time trying to piece the small
stones together when making the diorama above.