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Travel along ancient Rome's lava-paved Appian Way stretching across southeastern Italy


NARRATOR: The Appian Way was the first of the great roads built by the ancient Romans, who called it the Via Appia. Paved with blocks of lava, the Appian Way stretched for hundreds of miles between Rome and southeastern Italy. Parts of the famous road can still be seen near Rome, where monuments to ancient Romans still line the roadside.
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