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Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture

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The Pantheon, one of the best-preserved Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century has been used as a Roman Catholic church

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Rustic water feature

Rustic water feature An ancient stone trough, with a lion-shaped spout, turns a rustic garden wall into an unusual water feature

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Roman engineering - the roads. The Romans built the finest roads in antiquity. A deep trench was dug, into which was laid a layer of flat stones; next, stones in mortar, topped by concrete or sand or more stones. Finally, cobbles were set in mortar. The edges, unpaved on both sides, functioned as sidewalks.

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Dome of the Pantheon [These are not purely decorative. The Romans, masters of concrete as they were, used progressively lighter compositions of concrete, starting with base gravel and eventually broken pumice at the top to scale the density of the material with the weight they supported. These are another weight shaving technique!]

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