Roman Road

Roman Road

Not far from the legionary base of Tilurium (Gardun near Trilj), the position of Samoleč, found the remains of an ancient road platform of the road network that linked the city with the hinterland of Salon Roman province. Leaving the Salon through the Klis pass (Klis - Grlo), this communication route continued along the Dugopolje plateau and at hamlet of Kapela separated from the road for veteran colony Aequum (Čitluk near Sinj) to the northeast toward the Roman military camp Tilurium regarding crossing - the bridge on the river Cetina Pons Tiluri (Trilj). Pons Tiluri was important traffic hub from which they parted, and became two main directions of great economic importance to the Roman Empire and Dalmatia in general. One is led to the mining area of Srebrenica (Argentaria) in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, while others directed to the southeast on trading port Narona (Vid near Metkovic) in the Neretva river valley.

The road to Samoleč today is preserved in the length of approximately 500 m, while its width is generally in the range of 4 to 6 m. In some parts are visible the remains of stone-pavement with associated curb and retainig walls, and also tracks tracks made from intense traffic during the ancient period form the most recognizable material evidence of Roman roads.

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