National Geographic : 1922 Jun
OElmendorf, from Galloway THE APPIAN WAY Constructed by Appius Claudius the Blind, during the Samnite War, and called by the Romans "Queen ofRoads," the Appian Way isthe oldest and most renowned of the ancient city. It stretched from Rome to Brindisi, on the Adriatic. Because ofthe law prohibiting interments within the walls, all roads into Rome were 'Avenues of Death," the Appian Way being especially distinguishedfor the number and magnificence ofits bordering tombs, which were constructed front the marbles of conquered countries. The ancient Romans buried their dead where the life of the city was the gayest, some of their most impressive monuments being beside the most frequented circuses.