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Ancient Rome’s World Advances
Brianna
HIS 103
Marek McKenna
7/15/2012

The ancient Romans were very busy exploring new resources and building many new things. Roman technology and engineering was a very important part of their everyday life. Without either many of our technologies and the things we have today, I believe wouldn’t have become. The inventions of the past are now the better inventions of the future. We are always finding way to advance in our technology to make living easier and better.

Roman technology was and important part of the Roman life and made a huge difference when many of the technologies were discovered. One of the huge technologies that they had was their concrete. Concrete were a huge part of the building and paving of streets. This was a huge step and helped move the army quickly across the country when it needed to be. It also connected them from one city to another easily in order to make trading better. Building roads made things a lot easier. We would get nowhere in today’s world without roads. Roads that we have run everywhere, from one side of the U.S. to the other. So looking back on ancient history without the Romans starting concrete and making roads who knows when it would have come along and what we would have today. Not only was the concrete used for roads but it was also used for the making of buildings, baths, walls, aqueducts, arches, bridges, and much more.

So with the new technology of the concrete brings me along with the technology of aqueducts. The advanced Roman waterway system was known as aqueducts. The aqueducts were the most visible and glorious piece of the ancient water system that Rome had. They stood as a testament to the Roman engineering. They were built from a combination of stone, brick, and special volcanic cement, which is called pozzuolana. This waterway system ran underground. Channels went through rock or dug below the surface and carried water where it was possible and was...
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