Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction

December 4, 2019 - General

The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mauro Bernabei from the National Research Council, Italy, and colleagues.

Some of the oak planks in situ in the foundation of the portico
[Credit: Bernabei at al., 2019]The timber requirements of ancient Rome were immense and complex, with different types of trees from various…

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