Learning Activity 2 CSTU 101.docx - Iris Otley Professor Lee CSTU 101 Learning Activity 2 When considering Ancient Romes greatest achievements the

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Iris OtleyProfessor LeeCSTU 10111/17/18Learning Activity 2When considering Ancient Rome’s greatest achievements, the achievements that I find to stick out the most are in the category of engineering and architecture. The people of Ancient Rome were incredibly innovative and ground-breaking industrialists. The concept of building domes was perfected and became highly popular because of the romans. These domes were created as an alternative to the numerous columns that are necessary in supporting a heavy roof. This innovation reflects the Roman’s want for progression and architectural advancement. The second achievement that stood out to me is the construction of roads. The Romans designed their roadways with a base of dense and heavy weighted stones and covered these stones with a mixture of gravel and mud which aided in the process of water drainage. These roads were so well crafted a number of them are still in use today. They built their roads with the intention of longevity. They did not cut corners or create something that would be a “quick-fix.”
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