Roman Road to Nowhere

Peddars Way near Thetford in west Norfolk, England, was built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and appears to lead nowhere. Archaeologists are now searching for clues to a destination, such as a fort, which would make construction of the road logical.

"Usually the routes ended at a fort or garrison, or had another obvious destination," said Andrew McCloy in his book Exploring Roman Britain. "Here you come out at Holme, and you think, Why? Where were the Romans going?"

McCloy believes the road might have led to a ferry port.