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111 Waystations

111 Waystations
 
Another of Darius' achievements was the network of roads and canals he built to aid both military and trade. In particular was the Royal road. An incredible 1600 miles, it ran from Susa, 150 miles North of the Persian Gulf, to Sardis in Asia minor. There were 111 way stations that provided food and rest for travellers, spaced a days journey apart. Private travellers paid for their keep, but anyone on official business could lodge for free. This road was also heavily guarded with a number of guarded check points. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.ashdown/civilizations/persia/persia.htm
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