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Roman road

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Definition of Roman road in English:

noun

A road built by the ancient Romans, typically paved and following a predominantly straight route: the A37 is, in fact, the modern descendant of Fosse Way—the Roman road from Bath to Ilchester, its straightness preserved in 20th-century tarmac
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  • A second trench will allow archaeologists to investigate what is believed to be a Roman road.
  • At Langtoft in East Yorkshire, metal detectorists found two Roman coin hoards in pottery containers by the side of a former Roman road.
  • The Fosse Way ran through what is now the south-east of the shire, meeting the Roman road from Dorchester to Exeter.

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