When Emperor Hadrian destroyed the world’s longest bridge

On 103 A.D. emperor Trajan ordered to build a bridge over Danube river to be used for the crossing and supply of troops in the imminent Second Dacian War against Decebalus, for which he was preparing the biggest army since Augustus’ times, about 150,000 men. The architect Apolodorus of Damascus, to whom the Pantheon is…Continue readingWhen Emperor Hadrian destroyed the world’s longest bridge

The oldest bridge in the world, in the Sumerian city of Ngirsu

In the present Tel Telloh of the Iraqi province of Dhi Qar is the site of the ancient Sumerian city of Ngirsu (sometimes transcribed as Girsu). It is about 25 kilometers northwest of Lagash, one of the two main Sumerian city-states, to which it was connected by one of the branches of the Euphrates. Ngirsu,…Continue readingThe oldest bridge in the world, in the Sumerian city of Ngirsu