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Rome was built in 753 BC and lasted as a part of the Roman Empire until 476 AD In this more than 1000 year time span The Roman Empire made many discoveries and anvancements in architectural design and placement The majority of these advances can still be seen today in the modern world For example before building a city or town the Romans looked for a broad flat plain on which to build Without the use of todays technology leveling an area would take a very long time Once the area was chosen the plans could be drawn up The forum or town square was placed in the middle with two main roads coming off of it Seen today as NS Main St and EW Main St and many smaller roads branching to allow access to the other areas of the town The Romans were one of the first civilizations to use scaffolding extensively in the construction process This practice carries on today more-so in the repair of smaller structures than larger ones due to their size They also discovered concrete which allowed for the building of domes a structure seen today in many of our government buildings Arches could also be created A structure found in both the Flavian Amphitheatre as well as today in any number of buildings One of the most interesting architectural advancements made by the Romans was the invention of a multi-room heating system Clay pipes that traveled to all of the rooms in the house carried hot air from a fire to all of the rooms This system is similar to the one used today with clay pipes being replaced by metal and the fire replaced by a heating unit Just from these few examples one can see the great influence that the Roman Empire has had on the modern world and only in this one area There are many more such as our philosophies literature social
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