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Roman science – What did ancient Romans invent?

By |2019-05-23T07:11:06-07:00September 4th, 2017|Romans, Science|

Roman mold-blown glass (100s AD) West Asian/African science under Roman rule What we call Roman science is a mixture of two different things. The first is the discoveries and inventions made by scientists working in parts of West Asia and Africa that the Romans had conquered. Earlier West Asian science Science in ancient [...]

Trajan’s Markets – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:46:55-07:00August 31st, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

The view from Trajan's Markets After the Forum of Julius Caesar and the Forum of Augustus, later emperors also built more extensions on to the Roman Forum, to make more room for businesses. The emperor Trajan built a new forum about 100 AD. The front of Trajan's Markets, facing his forum and Trajan's Column In the forum, between [...]

The Pantheon – Roman Architecture – Ancient Rome

By |2019-04-08T18:57:21-07:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Hadrian's Pantheon from the outside. Built in Rome, around 120 AD. Who built the Roman Pantheon? In the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus, about 10 BC, one of his generals, a man named Agrippa, built a temple in the middle of downtown Rome "to all the gods". A temple to all the gods is a Pantheon, which [...]

Basilica of Maxentius – Roman architecture

By |2019-02-11T06:23:35-07:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine in the Roman Forum Where is the Basilica of Maxentius? The Basilica of Maxentius was the last building the emperors built in the Roman Forum before the fall of Rome. What is a basilica? The Roman Forum Roman architecture All our Ancient Rome articles When was it built? The Emperor Maxentius started the basilica in [...]

Calcium – Atoms and Chemistry

By |2019-02-26T05:37:02-07:00June 1st, 2017|Biology, Chemistry|

Chalk cliff (made of calcium atoms) in Cottonwood Canyon, Pueblo, Colorado What is calcium? When a star is on the way to converting all of its carbon and oxygen atoms into iron, calcium is one kind of atom it makes along the way. More about stars And about atoms All our chemistry articles What's [...]

What is limestone? History of Art

By |2018-04-15T11:31:53-07:00May 25th, 2017|Architecture, Art, Geology|

A block of limestone Starting with seashells Limestone is a kind of sedimentary stone that is very common all over the world. This kind of stone forms out of the shells of zillions of little tiny sea snails and creatures like that. These snails and stuff lived in the sea, billions of years ago. When [...]