Roman Inventions: Concrete
By Josh Yaklovich
How is concrete made?
Extra Concrete facts and connections
-Roman concrete was used to make roads and many buildings just like we do today
-The Romans started making concrete over 2000 years ago
-By the beginning of 2nd Century B.C were using there concrete on large scale construction projects
-The Roman concrete had a different formula than our concrete today
-Roman concrete is about 10 times weaker than our concrete today
-Sea water is very damaging to modern concrete and Roman concrete was a lot more well protected against it
One of the most famous Rome buildings.
Parts of the Colosseum is made of concrete.
People came here to watch people fight. It was entertainment in Rome back then.
Thanks for REading!
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