Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ancient Roman Structures

Some Roman structures are even better than the ones we have today. 

Roman roads are beautiful!  Romans were the first people to use concrete.  They realized that mixing volcanic ash, water, and lime gets you concrete after it dries.  The Appian Way is a speical road that connects Rome and cities in Italy.

Rome didn't just build roads.  They made aqueducts that would help make water travel to a city or cities.  Romans also built apartments that weren't fit for living by today's standards because they could collapse any second!  Their apartments were made of concrete and wood.  Some of the larger buildings are still standing today.

1 comment:

Luke said...

It's pretty amazing that we have structures still standing from all those years ago. Well done!