Sabtu, 25 Juni 2011

TOP 10 Ancient Highways

In this world there are so many Ancient Highways. On this occasion I will write about TOP 10 Ancient Highways scattered in various parts of the world.

The Old North Trail, North America

Blackfoot Indians traveled along the Old Northern Road, which originally extended about 2,000 miles (3220 km) from Canada to Mexico, along the "backbone of the world" that the Americans later called the Rockies. It took four years Blackfoot to get from one end to the travel industry, travel to the sacred, or find a wife. You can visit the fragments are still visible in Glacier National Park in Montana.

The Nakasendo Highway, Japan
This narrow, 17 highway linking century Kyoto and Edo (modern Tokyo) was built along the route of an old track. Running to 310 miles (500 km) along the shores of Lake Biwa, through mountain ranges and down on the Kanto plain around Edo, it was meant for horses and pedestrians and Japan not to use carts. Parts of the quiet road has been preserved and restored, which means you have to walk to, like most of its original passengers did.

The Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, Hong Kong, China
For centuries, people traveled along the rough road between Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan in what is now New Territories of Hong Kong. Today, the two ends of the embedded path into a sprawl many malls and traffic jams, but the medium is still a delightful oasis of peace.

The Khmer Highway, Cambodia/Thailand
This former 140-mile (225 km) road from Angkor, Cambodia, and Phimai, Thailand, and was sacred to the Cambodian empire "god-king" who traveled the road visiting temples and religious ceremonies with fire, water and linga (phallic sculptures of stone). Most are now covered with jungle, but you can still visit many temples and drive an area close to Phimai.

The Old Great North Road, Australia
The famous masterpiece of the 19 st century technology, the road is also a sad but condemn the use of employees, some strains, to build it. It 'started in Sydney and ended in Newcastle in New South Wales Hunter Valley. Some sections follow the ancient indigenous songs.

The Persian Royal Road, Turkey to Iran
Darius the Great of Persia developed this road linking the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, the career of Sardis northwestern Turkey through Mesopotamia to Susa in Iran. King Midas, the prophet Daniel, Queen Esther, the historian Herodotus, and conqueror Alexander the Great found in the call of those who traveled along it.

The King’s Highway, Egypt to Syria
It was one of the great trade routes of the Middle East in biblical times, from Egypt through the Sinai to the Gulf of Aqaba, and then north of Syria. He spent several pilgrimage sites such as Mount Nebo, Jordan, where Moses saw the Promised Land.

The Via Egnatia, Albania to Turkey
The Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Crusaders, Venetians, Ottomans and Austrians have all used this way on the stunning mountains of the Balkan Peninsula. Roman proconsul Cn Egnatius he built in the first century BC connecting the Adriatic Sea to the Aegean Sea and the Bosphorus.

The Amber Road, Russia to Italy
Since ancient times, gold amber "North" was changed in this way from the Baltic to the Adriatic. Today is a fascinating journey to follow in St. Petersburg through Central and Eastern Europe in Venice.

The Via Augusta, Spain
Follow the road is named after the Emperor Augustus, Cadiz in Andalusia on the north by modern Coll Panissars in Catalonia in the Pyrenees. There he joined the Domitian, and goes to Rome, where all roads.


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