Rome, Italy - Maria Feklistova's photography
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Panoramic view of old part of Rome.

Panoramic view of old part of Rome.

By the early fourth century, the Romans had built a road network of 53,000 miles throughout the empire. Each Roman mile was about 1,000 paces (about 4,800 feet) and was marked by a milestone. Hence the proverb "All roads lead to Rome."

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