FROM THE ETSY BLOG - redesigning light: how humans shaped light
“For centuries, there was no greater threat to human survival than the darkness of night. The enemies it concealed, from scheming bandits to treacherous rocky paths, were palpable — a mere misstep on an uneven roadway during nighttime travel could result in a broken ankle, a serious and potentially fatal injury in ancient times. For that reason, many of the world’s most ancient roads were cut to follow the Milky Way, providing a guiding light for travelers…”
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