Today, many fields of technology are taking massive leaps ahead of their predecessors. Each day of the new decade is riddled with innovation, optimization, and the implementation of new inventions. Sometimes keeping up with all these technological advancements can be dizzying. As wonderful as these modern amenities are, taking a glimpse into the past can be a refreshing deviation from the status quo. Also, having a respect for history, and the knowledge of what came before you, can be an educational and inspirational experience.
While it is traditionally accepted that the Roman empire built the world’s first roads, it’s not entirely true. Although the Romans certainly exhibited the most extensive and sophisticated road systems, it was actually the ancient Mesopotamians who have the earliest examples of what we would consider “roads.”