Roman technology - Wikipedia

Roman technology - Wikipedia

Roman hypocaust; stacked tiles under the floor created a space to circulate hot air from the furnace. The heating system was invented in order to warm a room without the smoke from open braziers that were used in the past. They were often employed within the baths to create sauna-like rooms with gradient temperatures.

Roman hypocaust; stacked tiles under the floor created a space to circulate hot air from the furnace. The heating system was invented in order to warm a room without the smoke from open braziers that were used in the past. They were often employed within the baths to create sauna-like rooms with gradient temperatures.

The Colosseum originally had a retractable roof!  This marvel, called velarium, covered about 2/3 of the stadium, including all the spectators. The way it was designed, it created an updraft for ventilation, resulting in what is described as a “cool breeze.” We aren’t actually sure how it was held up. It’s still a matter of conjecture.

The Colosseum originally had a retractable roof! This marvel, called velarium, covered about 2/3 of the stadium, including all the spectators. The way it was designed, it created an updraft for ventilation, resulting in what is described as a “cool breeze.” We aren’t actually sure how it was held up. It’s still a matter of conjecture.

Waldorf ~ 6th grade ~ Roman History ~ Roman Technology ~ main lesson book

Waldorf ~ 6th grade ~ Roman History ~ Roman Technology ~ main lesson book

Ancient Rome Military History | Organisational Structures | Grae Laws - The Technology Aestheticist

Ancient Rome Military History | Organisational Structures | Grae Laws - The Technology Aestheticist

Roman crane, employed in  70/71 AD to build the walls of a Roman fortress.

Roman crane, employed in 70/71 AD to build the walls of a Roman fortress.

Modern 'Roman soldiers' show how an army catapult or 'onager' was fired. It threw rocks or balls of burning tar.

Modern 'Roman soldiers' show how an army catapult or 'onager' was fired. It threw rocks or balls of burning tar.

Roman technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Roman technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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