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Have you ever heard of a kind of concrete capable of healing itself?

Roman engineering - the roads. The Romans built the finest roads in antiquity. A deep trench was dug, into which was laid a layer of flat stones; next, stones in mortar, topped by concrete or sand or more stones. Finally, cobbles were set in mortar. The edges, unpaved on both sides, functioned as sidewalks.

Pandæmonium Pandæmonium is the capital of Hell in the epic poem Paradise Lost by the 17th century English poet John Milton. The demons built it in about an hour, but it far surpassed all human palaces or dwellings; it may have been small, however, as the demons are described as shrinking from their titanic size in order to fit in. It was designed by the architect Mulciber, who had been the designer of palaces in Heaven before his fall. In Milton, Mulciber is also the Roman God…

The Antonine Wall, a 60-km long fortification in Scotland was started by Emperor Antonius Pius in 142 AD as a defense against the “barbarians” of the north. It constitutes the northwestern-most portion of the Roman Limes.

Ancient faces: the Fayum mummy portraits of Egypt During the Graeco-Roman period, after Egypt had fallen first to Alexander the Great and then to the Romans, the old traditions continued. Temples were still built, priests still wrote in hieroglyphics, and the wealthy were still mummified in order to guarantee their place in the afterlife.

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Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicilia, Italy - built in the first quarter of the 4th century - view of the Circus Mosaic with chariot races in the Circus Maximus of Rome - depicted on the floor of the Palaestra of the Baths