The Secrets of Ancient Rome’s Buildings (via @Sciam)

Today, Smithsonian Magazine highlights the incredibly engineering know-how of Ancient Rome’s builders. The Romans invented architectural techniques such as the true arch and the dome as well as critical materials, like concrete. While Roman buildings materials are not nearly as strong as what we have today, their enduring power can be seen all over Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia.

To earn more about the architecture of early Rome, see the article in this month’s Scientific American.

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