Milliarium

An inscribed stone column placed every mile on a Roman road to mark distance.

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477
Names
milestones
milliarium
milestone
mileposts
miliary pillars
millaria Latin
millarium
milliariums
mijlpalen Dutch
mijlpaal Dutch
bornes kilométriques French
borne kilométrique French
hitos kilométricos Spanish
hito kilométrico Spanish
mojón kilométrico Spanish
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More Definitions

Stones, slabs, or pillars of any material, set by the side of a road to mark distances between one point and another; most often distances between cities. The term "milestones" does not necessarily refer only to the unit of measurement called a "mile"; it may be used to describe objects that denote measures of the kilometer or other units.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006973. The J. Paul Getty Trust.