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CLIP 5410

What did the Romans invent?

What did the Romans invent?
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Key Info
  • What did the Romans invent?
  • Duration: 01:08
  • The Romans did not invent drainage, sewers, the alphabet or roads, but they did develop them. They did invent underfloor heating, concrete and the calendar that our modern calendar is based on. Concrete played an important part in Roman building, helping them construct structures like aqueducts that included arches. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Romans: Roman Life

  • Keywords: Romans, invention, history, calendar, concrete, building, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • This could link to study of the inventions listed. Students could discuss the difference between inventions and discoveries. Students could look into arches, domes and other structure that the Romans built.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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