Mystery of Roman Concrete Solved by Scientists

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Some 2,000 years after they were first erected, Ancient Roman harbors made from concrete are still standing across Europe. Meanwhile, more modern constructions have proved far less durable.

Finally, scientists have solved the puzzle of what ...

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Italian Government To Restore Ancient Colosseum

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Italy has earmarked over US$ 20 million to rebuild the arena floor in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought wild beasts, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced. The idea is that the arena could be used once more to house events and perhap...

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Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture

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As anyone who's ever visited Italy knows, the ancient Romans were master engineers. Their roads, aqueducts, and temples are still holding up remarkably well despite coming under siege over the centuries by waves of sacking marauders, mobs of tourists...

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First Pisa Tower, Now Rome's Coliseum

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The ancient Coliseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 centimeters lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating the project for urgent repairs.

The Coliseum has been i...

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St. Peter's Square To Be Restored To Former Glory

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As reported by france24.com, St. Peter's Square will be restored to its 17th-century Baroque glory with a major renovation project due to be completed in 30 months.
Work has already begun on part of the famous colonnade designed by Gian Lorenz...

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