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Roman sewers – ancient Roman toilets, poop, pipes

By |2018-10-12T09:15:07+00:00September 5th, 2017|Romans, Science|

A Roman latrine, feeding into the Roman sewers. Why did the Romans build aqueducts and sewers? In larger Roman towns, people often got sick or died from drinking water that had sewage in it. Sewage is human waste - poop or pee. When people drink water with poop in it, they can get other people's germs. They [...]

Tower of London – William the Conqueror

By |2017-07-31T10:36:04+00:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

White Tower of the Tower of London (built in the 1060s AD) After William conquered England in 1066 AD, he needed a castle to live in when he was in London. He needed a castle that would protect London from invaders. But it had to also be a castle that would protect him, William, from angry English people. They [...]