In the Steps of Paul: Along the Appian Way

Yesterday (Sunday) between church services in Rome (AM) and Ciampino (PM), we had the opportunity to see portions of the Appian Way. This road was one of the earliest and most important Roman roads of the ancient republic, connecting Rome to Brindisi, in southeast Italy. It was constructed in the years 312–264 BC.

The Appian Way. Paul walked on this road on his way to Rome, Acts 28:14-16. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

When Paul was traveled to Rome as a prisoner as recorded in Acts 28:11-16, he was met by Roman Christians who heard he was coming. They then walked with him back to Rome. This land portion of the journey was on this road, the Appian Way. In this photo you can see the original paving stone, scored by chariot wheels. Then in the upper portion of the road you can see reconstruction pavement.

Near this area of our photo there were burial sites, such as that depicted here.

A burial site along the Appian Way. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

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3 Responses to In the Steps of Paul: Along the Appian Way

  1. ldclayton315 says:

    Leon, This is such a great picture showing the chariot wheel scoring. Thousands of them passed by this way!! How is your knee doing?

    Lynn

    On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 7:51 AM Leon’s Message Board wrote:

    > Leon Mauldin posted: “Yesterday (Sunday) between church services in Rome > (AM) and Ciampino (PM), we had the opportunity to see portions of the > Appian Way. This road was one of the earliest and most important Roman > roads of the ancient republic, connecting Rome to Brindisi, in ” >

    • Leon Mauldin says:

      Thanks Lynn. Knee is doing well 😊

      On Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 6:46 PM Leon's Message Board wrote:

      > Respond to this comment by replying above this line > New comment on Leon’s Message Board > > * ldclayton315 > > commented on In the Steps of Paul: Along the Appian Way > > * > > Yesterday (Sunday) between church services in Rome (AM) and Ciampino (PM), > we had the opportunity to see portions of the Appian … > > Leon, This is such a great picture showing the chariot wheel scoring. > Thousands of them passed by this way!! How is your knee doing? > > Lynn > >

  2. Keith B Isbell says:

    Thanks !

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