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Rome: Engineering, Inventions & Technology

Rome: Engineering, Inventions & Technology

Rome is known not only of its great history but also of its great engineering and architecture.  Great art and artists, engineers, designers, inventors, and leaders create Rome’s history. Rome’s great and unique architecture adds to the list of great things to see in this historic country. Let’s take a peek at what Rome has to offer when it comes to engineering works.

Roman Engineering and Technology

  • Romans Heating System

Hypocaust is a heating system in Rome. This heating system helps the Romans to feel warm during cold season. You will find this heating system in rich Romans’ home in villas and also in public baths. The fire was kept blazing in a furnace by slaves. This way the heat will keep the air warm. The warm air travels around the building, where the air can pass through some spaces between the walls and even under the floors. The spaces in underfloor was made on top of stone or pillars or perhaps tiles.

  • Conduit and Arches

Romans didn’t invent arch but they were the first one to use it in bridges. Romans combined arches with conduit and they developed a new design, new technology and they called it aqueduct. These designs could use virtualization in cloud computing through time as the era of internet technology was introduced making it easier to store data for future use.

  • Romans Water Supply

The most common method of Ancient Romans do to provide water to the community is simply saving the water rain. For this reservoirs and cisterns is really a big help for the Ancient Romans. Cisterns are designed to hold water and cisterns was very first designed by the Romans. One example of Romans’ most created cisterns is located near Palazzo.

  • Glassblowing

Glassblowing is a technique still used today. it’s consistent by heating up sand and molding it into a bunch o different shape. Glassblowing is still used today, from windows to light bulbs to decoration. Glassblowing is an important invention of the Romans.

  • Ballista

The ballista was a seed weapon that fires bowls made in Rome. It was constructed out of wood. It’s operated by pullling back a winch. The winch pulls back a claw and that basically fires a giant bowl.

  • Concrete

Concrete was probably the most important Roman adventure. It was composed of sand, gravel, cement mix and bonded together by water. Before cement buildings had to be cut perfectly