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Roman Architecture

Some ideas of Ancient Roman architecture were copied from the Etruscan style. Later, the Romans began to adopt Greek ideas and soon started to develop their own art and architecture style. The Romans developed a new building material called concrete. This material dries as hard as rock and it revolutionized the way we build things. Statues and buildings of roman times were heavier and more stable than the Greeks.


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The Romans improved the concept of arches and were able to build structures larger than ever before. These structures include aqueducts and the Colosseum of Rome.They also advanced by creating domed structures. By using domes on buildings, the Romans were able to construct vaulted ceilings without using crossbeams. They provided large, covered public spaces such as baths and basilicas.

Lasting Impact

The ideas of Roman architecture has left a lasting impression on the way we build things. Their way of building was revolutionary and is still used today.



Roman Architecture

History of architecture


Aqueducts were a big and very important step in Roman architecture. They carried fresh water from high in the mountains into the city. They acted as tunnels and passageways for the water.Roads were and still are important to society. Back in the day any road you were on could lead you to Rome. This enabled people to travel quicker and the military to keep steady control of all parts of the city.

Aqueducts and Roads

By: Tessa DiFrancesco


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