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History of engineering – transportation, cooking, metal

By |2018-04-19T11:10:59+00:00September 5th, 2017|Science|

A Neanderthal stone awl People have been using engineering to solve the problems of their daily lives since the first caveman picked up a rock and chipped away at it to make a handaxe. That was in the Paleolithic, about 70,000 years ago. It is impossible to list all of the inventions that people have made since then, [...]

Domitian’s palace – Domus Flavia – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:32:01+00:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

This is the facade, or front entrance, to Domitian's palace, the Domus Flavia Vespasian, the first emperor of the Flavian Dynasty in Rome, had been popular because he lived plainly and acted like he was equal to everyone else. He built the Colosseum. But his son Domitian was different. He wanted everyone to know that he was [...]

Roman aqueducts – Pont du Gard, Segovia, and more

By |2018-10-09T08:46:17+00:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans, Science|

Aqueduct in the city of Rome - Roman aqueducts brought clean water to the people of Rome Why did the Romans build aqueducts? As Roman towns got bigger under the Roman Republic, it got too hard for the people who lived in the towns to get clean drinking and washing water. Because raw sewage was draining [...]