Top 7 Ancient Rome Inventions That Are Still Used Today

The Arch of Caracalla at Volubilis, Source: Wikimedia

The Arch of Caracalla at Volubilis, Source: Wikimedia

The Roman Empire remains, to this day, one of the greatest civilizations to ever prosper. Is it really that surprising that it had brought so many amazing things into the world that changed it and made it for the better? Below is a list of the seven most influential inventions created by the Romans, traces of which can still be found in use today.


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Arches

We’ve all seen the wonders of the Ancient Roman architecture, and we now know that arches were an integral part of it. Although the Romans didn’t technically invent the concept of arches, they certainly put enough effort into transforming them into the beauties tourists gape at every day. The Romans took advantage of their power to build bridges, aqueducts, and of course, the magnificent Colosseum.  Even after the fall of the Roman Empire, their arches withstood the test of time and today, they can be traced in many cathedrals and monuments built in the Middle Ages.

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  • Timothy

    Great post there! But I must say the Romans apparently have contributed to the ancient and modern society more than any other civilizations in the history.
    Here check out some more inventions of the Roman civilization.
    http://www.ancientcivilizationslist.com/roman-civilization/12-roman-inventions-innovations/

  • Lily

    Wow, they have a lot of cool inventions, and I like the way this website has explained it briefly, it really helps when studying!

  • Thomas

    I really liked it lily truth you seak

  • Nevaeh Niemuth

    yeah i agree with you lily it is great for studying

  • jeff

    this is a good source of information

    jk this sucks

  • dzrzr

    Concerning zero (as we use it today), Mayans did use it, but Hindu mathematicians have discovered the concept of zero a lot of time before them. The Arab mathematicians introduced this concept to Europe, not Mayans https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0

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