Tagged: Rome

Was Roman concrete better?

In this video, Practical Engineering discusses a few modern techniques that help improve design life of concrete, including roller compacted concrete (RCC) and water reducing admixtures (superplasticizers).

A day in the life of a Roman soldier

The year is 15 CE, and the Roman Empire is prospering. Most of the credit will go to the emperor, but this success wouldn’t have been possible without loyal soldiers like Servius Felix. Robert...

About Italy

Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world, with a total of 50.7 million international arrivals in 2015. The total contribution of travel & tourism to GDP (including wider effects from investment,...

Gaius Appuleius Diocles

Gaius Appuleius Diocles (104-146) was a Roman charioteer. A native of Lamego, Lusitania (now Lamego, Portugal), his first notable victory outside his native land was in Ilerda (now Lleida, Spain) This success brought him...

Caesar in Britain

Julius Caesar first landed in Britain on August 26th, 55 BC, but it was almost another hundred years before the Romans actually conquered Britain in AD 43. Having subdued Gaul, or so it seemed...