Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rome: Engineering an Empire

In class we watched portions of the History Channel's Engineering and Empire on ancient Rome. Clearly the Romans were great builders and engineers. Some of their fantastic achievements include aqueducts, bridges, temples, and fortifications. The most famous example of Roman engineering is the Coliseum, the huge amphitheater where the Romans went to see gladiators fight to the death.

As you watch each video segment, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Why was this structure build? What was its purpose?
  • What were some of the engineering techniques the Romans used?
  • Is this structure still standing today? 
      Julius Caesar's Bridge Over the Rhine

    Roman Roads

    Aqueducts: Bringing Fresh Water

    The Coliseum!

    Hadrian's Wall

    The Baths of Caracalla

    1 comment:

    1. HI MR.G
      remember when we did this last year
      it was so fun :D