25 Indispensable Roman Contributions To The World

Even though the Roman Empire is over 2,000 years old, its contributions to the world continue on today. Usually, we assume ancient people were backward and simple living, but that simply isn’t true. We owe much of our own technology to the Roman people. From architecture to entertainment, Roman customs, knowledge, and designs have been handed down throughout the centuries. Curious to see what Roman wonders we take for granted? Here are 25 Indispensable Roman Contributions To The World.

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Photo: 1. ell brown, La popina du bordel de Pompéi, CC BY 2.0 , 2. Júlio Reis, Geira Milha XXIX caminho, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 3. Robert Young, Ancient Roman apartment block, CC BY 2.0, 4. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 5. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 6. Tammra M, Photo #471 - In Surgery Delivering, CC BY 2.0, 7. Xanara, Roman sewer Cologne, CC BY-SA 4.0 , 8. Дмитрий Окольников, Roman numerals!, CC BY-SA 4.0 , 9. Pixabay.com (Public Domain), 10. anonymous, Vieux la Romaine Villa hypocauste, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 11. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 12. Mediatus, Scan eines mir vorliegenden Abgusses., Pompei, Gladiatoren, AE 1914, 00157, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 13. anonymous, Roman writing tablet 02, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 14. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 15. Diliff, Colosseum in Rome, Italy - April 2007, CC BY-SA 2.5 , 16. Unknown Till Niermann, Statue-Augustus, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 17. Chris 73, Roman lead pipe ostia antica 01, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 18. max pixel (Public Domain), 19. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 20. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 21. PhR61, Timgad rue, CC BY 2.0 , 22. Neil Carey, Roman Chariot Races, CC BY-SA 2.0 , 23. Michael Wilson from York, United Kingdom, Ancient Roman concrete vault, CC BY 2.0 , 24. WikipediaCommons.com (Public Domain), 25. Bernard Gagnon, Aqueduct of Segovia 08, CC BY-SA 3.0


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