1. Some examples of Most of the ancient Roman technology comes directly from the Etruscan civilization, which was north of ancient Rome.
  2. Famous examples of Roman engineering include the Colosseum, aqueducts, roads, and bridges.
  3. Only part of the Colosseum remains because of earthquakes and engineers using stone for the construction of later Roman buildings, such aRoman_acuaducts.jpgs St. Peter’s basilica in Vatican City.
  4. Rome was one of the first civilizations to have indoor plumbing – 9 aqueducts supplied Rome with 38 million gallons of water each day.
  5. The lead pipes used in the sewer systems have caused some historians to believe that lead poisoning contributed to the fall of Rome.
  6. The Roman road network, which was primarily built for their military, extended 53,000 miles at its height.
  7. Roman bridges, which had arches as their base, were built with stone and concrete, extending at least 60 feet above water.
  8. Romans built machines such as cranes, which were capable of lifting up to about 6 or 7 tons of cargo.
  9. Roman advances in technology were greatest during the 2nd and 1st century B.C.
  10. Rome was the fist civilization to assemble all the components necessary to build the steam engine.

Mr. Dowling’s Roman Technology Page
This page on Roman technology provides information on some of the major advances in technology that occurred during ancient times. Available on the website are interesting facts about Roman roads, the aqueducts, the Colosseum, and Rome’s sewer system. Although it contains useful information on these topics, it does not include the many other examples of technology created by the Romans.
Wikipedia – Roman Technology
The information available on this website covers almost all of the most significant technological advances from ancient Rome. Mining, dams, and sanitation are examples of some of the topics on this site. From engineering and construction to Roman military technology, the information on this website is very detailed and contains useful information and some startling facts.

Created by Addie and Lyndsay for our 7th grade social studies class.