Roman Technology and Engineering

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Roman Technology and Engineering

The Romans were good at building things. One thing that they were good at was building bridges. The very first bridges were made of wood and had arch like shapes to them. The later bridges were made of stone. These bridges were very sturdy and very strong. Some of the bridges that are built today are modeled from the early Roman bridges. The Romans are also known for building aqueducts. Some of the areas had a hard time getting water so they came up with this idea so the water can reach to those people. The Romans also figured out a way to get indoor plumbing. The Romans were very good at improving their design on aqueducts, dams, and bridges. They also used their technology to help them with things from water access, to construction, to mining. For mining the Romans would go from wooden hammers to iron pick axes to mine for iron and other materials. The Romans even used battering rams in their mines! Imagine running full force in to a rock wall back then. The battering ram was mainly used with just knocking down flint. To remove the left over rock and water, they carried the stuff away with wooden baskets and crates. The Pantheon was truly a great piece of work by the Romans. The Pantheon is not just a normal building. It was a great building which was used for worshiping the gods. It was built off of another temple. It was the biggest dome top of all time back then. It even had a circle at the top to let in light. It would have really tested their knowledge skills to build it. The Romans also built many weapons. They built many siege engines. One was called the Scorpion. It was very powerful and could shoot up to a distance of 400 meters. They also built many roads and lighthouses. The Roman technology and engineering basics are used all over the world. Their structures were so strong and sturdy…...

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