Roman Architectural Principles Applied to Building Techniques

Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, Italy first applied principle building techniques of classical Roman architecture to Gothic form by adding a dome to the unfinished Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue reading

Public Bathing a Roman Practice

The Romans practiced wide scale public bathing. The evidence still exists today, those that still exist were once within the Roman Empire, even though today they may not be within Italy. Continue reading

Dara Dam the First Arch Dam

On the present day border of Syria and Turkey, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, the Byzantine Romans built an arched dam called Dara Dam, circa 550 CE. Continue reading

Then there was Light… by Lanterns

During the Roman era, lanterns made of clay with an opening at the front, this enabled people to take lights (oil or candle) outside. Continue reading