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Architecture Innovations of Ancient Rome

Architecture Innovations of Ancient Rome by Hannah, Lilith and Katie

Hannah Moore

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Architecture Innovations of Ancient Rome

Invention of Concrete The Romans invented concrete, which let them build fabulous building such as the Pantheon, the arches and the Colosseum. Structures Built by the Romans The Romans built a variety of different things. These include basilicas, public baths, markets, restaurants, houses, amphitheaters, villas, temples, roads, regular theaters, forts, stockades, towns, and aqueducts. Architecture Innovations
in Ancient Rome Basilicas Basilicas were public buildings used for business and dealing of legal matters. They usually consisted of a large roofed hall and were located in the forums. The Colosseum The Colosseum symbolized
the wealth and power of
Roman Empire. The Colosseum has many different kinds of Roman columns: Tuscan columns at the bottom, then Ionic, with Corinthian columns in the third story. By: Hannah Moore, Lilith Gibbins and Katie Aikala The Colosseum took less than 10 years to built, which is a big accomplishment for engineers of that time. Eras of Roman Architecture Basilica of
Maxentius There were two different eras of Roman Architecture. The first was of the Republic and the second was of the Empire. In the Republic era, temples were built to honor the gods, as seen with the Greeks and Phoenicians. In the Empire era, there was a variety of different structures built due to the large number of people with different cultures that Rome conquered. Temple of
and Livia Roads The Romans constructed roads, called viae, that were used to connect the 113 provinces of the Roman Empire. The roads were made of stones, sand and cement packed together. Roads of
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