Romans are most famous for is their architecture. The Romans brought a lot of new ideas to



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Roman Architecture

One of the things the Romans are most famous for is their architecture. The Romans brought a lot of new ideas to architecture, of which the three most important are the arch, the baked brick, and the use of cement and concrete.

Around 700 BC the Etruscans brought West Asian ideas about architecture to Italy, and they taught these ideas to the Romans. We don't have much Etruscan architecture left, but a lot of their underground tombs do survive, and some traces of their temples.

In the Republican period, the Romans built temples and basilicas, but also they made a lot of improvements to their city: aqueducts and roads and sewers.

In the Republican period, the Romans built templesand basilicas, but also they made a lot of improvements to their city: aqueducts and roads and sewers.

The Forum began to take shape. Outside of Rome, people began to build stone amphitheatersfor gladiatorial games.

The first Roman emperor, Augustus, made more changes: he built a lot of brick and marble buildings, including a big Altar of Peace and a big tomb for his family, and a big stone theater for plays. Augustus' stepson Tiberius rebuilt theTemple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman forum.

Augustus' great-great-grandson Neroalso did a lot of building in Rome, including his Golden House.

Then in 69 AD Vespasiantore down some of the Golden House to build the Colosseum. Vespasian's son Titus built a great triumphal arch, and his other son Domitianbuilt a great palace for himself on the Palatine hill.



Even though Domitian was assassinated in 96 AD, later architects continued to use the techniques that had been developed for his palace, just as later emperors continued to live in Domitian’s palace. Trajan’s architect used brickand concrete arches to build a new forum with a big column in it and an elaboratemarket building that is the source of modern shopping malls. Trajan also built the first major publicbath building in Rome. It may have been the same architect who later designed Hadrian's Pantheon, a temple to all the gods, which used brick and concrete to build a huge dome. Nobody would build a bigger dome for more than a thousand years.

Roman towns

There is also a town called Albans and it is in Hertfordshire England . There was a town called Colchester and it is in England and it is northeast of London.

This is the abbey church.

There also is a town a town called Venta. Venta silurum was a town in the Roman province of Britannia or Britan.

Romans buildings

They made the first town in britan. They built towns all over britan. Most buildings are in Italy like the colerseum the forum the pantheon st peters basilica see how many there are and there are way more. Roads were also made by romans.



Roman bildings

Most people in Rome (in the olden times) used to live in Roman villa if they had enough money. Most people living.



One of the things the Romansare most famous for is their architecture. The Romans brought a lot of new ideas toarchitecture, of which the three most important are thearch, the baked brick, and the use of cement and concrete.

Architecture is the art of building. Sometimes people build small buildings like sheds or their own houses. 


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