Here are 7 Fascinating Creations by the Ancient Romans

These ancient inventions are still being used today

Here are 7 Fascinating Creations by the Ancient Romans
Here are 7 Fascinating Creations by the Ancient Romans
roman arches
roman arches

Roman Arches

As we observe the architectural wonders of our world, we can see Roman influence everywhere and in many forms. An example of this is the Roman arches. Whenever we examine the ways that the Ancient Romans built structures, we quickly notice their clever use of these arches.

Julian Calendar
Julian Calendar

Julian Calendar

Julius Caesar, who is the most famous of all Romans, decide to reform the calendar because Roman superstitions had messed up the timeline relative to heavenly bodies in the sky. He understood full well the length of a solar year duration and subsequently proposed a 12 month year. Then he went about name every one of the months.

roman roads
roman roads

Roman Roads

There is a popular expression from history that says, “All Roads Lead to Rome.” This sentence is not only referring to the size and greatness of the Roman Empire, but it also refers to the fact that the Ancient Romans invented roads (as well as concrete).

roman law
roman law

Roman Law

Perhaps the biggest influence that Ancient Rome has had in modern society today is found in government and legal systems. Countless national governments in the world today have used the Roman republic as a model. Even many legal terms like habeas corpus, Pro Bono, and the affidavit have come straight from the Twelve Tables of Rome.

plumbing
plumbing

Plumbing

Most of us have seen pictures of those amazing aqueducts that provided freshwater directly into many of the Ancient Roman cities. But what we don’t see too often is the Roman sewers, which removed all their human waste daily. When you couple this with the Roman baths, we can see how serious the Romans were about their health and hygiene.

bound books
bound books

Bound Books

Throughout all of history, ancient civilizations used either heavy tablets or parchment scrolls to record their written language. The Ancient Romans did the same thing — until they began creating bound books. Believe it or not, that is quite true. The bound paperback books from today originated from the Romans. These big stacks of animal skins and bound parchments are what resemble bound books most closely.

welfare
welfare

Welfare

The Roman Empire was the first society that sought a way to help their less fortunate citizens. The very first welfare law was passed in 122 BC. It was called Lex Frumentaria, and it directed the government to sell grain at low prices to its poorest citizens.

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