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Italy Architecture: The Roman Period


Roman Culture is famous for their new style of Architecture, which has peculiar characteristics; some of the most important one are the arch, baked brick (difference from Greek architecture), concrete and cement.

Roman Architecture was used for temples and basilicas, the ornamentation in the city and the improvement of quality of life for citizens due to the high population density, with aqueducts such as the Aqueduct of Segovia, Aqua Claudia, Anio Novus, and more; or entertainment with theaters, or coliseums for games. Romans constructed public and private baths and latrines and even under-floor heating, which were advanced for the time.

Roman Architecture influenced Buildings till nowadays, many can observe Roman features in government buildings, business houses, banks, etc. The Dome, created by Romans, is also used to give elegance and importance to buildings.

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