- from Roman Empire
The Romans were master builders. They invented the dome. They used the arch better than anyone before them had. And they invented concrete, a mixture of broken stones, lime, sand, volcanic ash, and water.
Roman emperors built vast temples, huge stadiums, and other amazing public buildings. It was a way to remind the Roman people of their wealth and power. Rome’s first emperor was Augustus. He said, “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.”
The work of Rome’s builders still stands today in parts of its once great empire.