What the Romans did for us, - Coggle Diagram
What the Romans did for us
built 8,000 roads in just AD
many modern roads still follow the paths of the old roman roads
they were built in layers, a thick bottom layer of dirt, gravel and small stones to set the foundation, a thin second layer of small stones and ancient concrete and finally, a thick top layer of large stones, broken up boulders and cement.
these roads convexed, kind of like ancient drainage
Took six years to build
was 73 miles long and 6m high
and 3m wide in some parts
over 15,000 men were building it at any given time
near the boarder of England and Scotland
Roman baths (see 'Culture' section)
structures used to carry water along great distances, between a water source and where people lived
used a gradual downwards gradient to use gravity to allow water to travel downhill
used stone arches to use less stone material in higher parts of the aqueducts - they used wooden scaffolding to support the frame until the 'key stone' was added
they brought apples, pears, plums, cucumbers and walnuts as well as a new method of farming
they added great baths to clean, socialise, worship the great goddess Sulis and curse their enemies.
they introduced Latin into Britan and many scientific words were based off of this new language, including Latin species names.
they gave us the ideas of mosiacs, heated floors as well as their new stlye of villas and arches.