The Ancient Roman Subway

Here's a new addition to the list of things that aren't useful but are really awesome. 

Statistics student Sasha Trubetskoy spent a whole lot of time and a huge amount of research skill to create this stylised and historically accurate subway map of the ancient Roman roading system as it appeared in about 125AD.
It's not going to be useful anytime soon but it does give a fascinating insight into how massive and well connected the Roman Empire was. 

You can check out Sasha's full breakdown of his process and some of the creative liberties he had to take RIGHT HERE.

And if you the statistics or research element of all this fascinates you then you can jump right over to the two main resources used to build the map:
Stanford’s ORBIS model
The Pelagios Project

Roman Roads 125AD