Archaeology Travel, Italy, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering, Sardinia

Looking for Roman bridges in Sardinia

When I was planning my archaeological trip to Sardinia I discovered, thanks to vici.org (an Archaeological Atlas of Antiquity I have mentioned here before), that there were many Roman bridges still standing all across the country. Some are left abandoned and almost completely covered with vegetation but others are perfectly preserved. Ancient Roman bridges are an… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Sardinia

Archaeology Travel, France, Photography, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering

Looking for Roman bridges in Provence, France

"Pontem perpetui mansurum in saecula mundi" (I have built a bridge which will last forever)" -Caius Julius Lacer, builder of the Alcántara Bridge Ancient Roman bridges represent one of the greatest wonders of the Ancient World. They are an exceptional feat of Roman construction and I hold a certain fascination for these impressive ancient structures. Naturally… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Provence, France

Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering

Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)

One of the best preserved ancient Roman road networks is to be found in the Roman Province of Lusitania (including approximately all of modern Portugal and part of modern Spain) with numerous cobbled streets and an amazing amount of well-preserved  bridges. I visited many of those bridges as part as my archaeological trip to Portugal… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)