Legacy Ancient Rome 10 Invention
• The legacy of ancient Rome: 10 inventions
Despite the fact that the Roman Empire over 2000 years, its contribution to the world continues today. Usually we assume that the ancient people were backward and simple, but it's just not true. We have many of the technologies required to the ancient Romans. From architecture to entertainment - Roman customs, knowledge and projects were handed over for centuries.
The Romans knew how to make a solid, long-lasting form of concrete. While today's concrete will collapse in 50 years or sooner, Roman concrete is still strong.
2. The roads and highways.
As soon as the Romans realized that paved roads can help them maintain a strong army and the empire, they built them everywhere. For 700 years they built 88,500 kilometers of roads across Europe. These roads are well designed, designed for long life and allow fast travel across the empire. Even after 2000 years, many Roman roads still exist today.
The Romans loved good food, and the dining room was an important part of their living space. Typical Roman dinner, which resembles a large part of modern meal in the restaurant consisted of three courses: appetizer, main course and dessert. They also drank wine throughout the meal. This distinguishes them from the Greeks, who were drinking wine after the meal.
The ancient Romans developed a revolutionary system of water supply, which first began with the aqueducts, which allowed them to carry running water in developed areas and over the development of a complex system of pipes made of lead.
Newspapers have come a long way. Initially, the Romans began to record the Senate meetings called "Acta Senatus", available only to the senators. Later, however, after 27 BC. e. existed "Acta diurna", which was a daily newspaper to the public by serving as an early newspaper.
Believe it or not, graffiti - it's not a modern art form, and the ancient, originated in Rome.
7. Central heating.
One of the first known central heating system was created by the Romans. It was found mainly in large public baths. With the raised floor and continuously burning fire system heats the room and the water going to the bath.
8. Military Medicine.
In ancient times, most of the soldiers had to take care of themselves on the battlefield, when they were injured. However, during the time of Emperor Trajan in the second century Roman military got doctors who could dress wounds and perform minor surgery. Soon field hospitals were set up, and more thoroughly trained doctors went with the Roman soldiers.
9. Cesarean section.
According to Roman law, Caesar decreed that all women who were already dead or dying during childbirth, had to be opened for the rescue of the child. Operation was never intended to save the mother's life because of drugs it does not exist. However, the procedure has changed dramatically and today has become more prevalent.
10. Fast food.
McDonald's will probably like to think that he invented fast food, but it's just not the case. For example, in the ancient city of Pompeii no one liked to cook. Instead, citizens went to the old restaurant. takeaway food was quite common.