7 Roman inventions: incredible feats of ancient technology

7 Roman inventions: incredible feats of ancient technology

Ancient Roman inventions and innovations didn’t collapse with the Roman Empire. Although many millennia have passed, the masterful work of the Romans can still be spotted in daily life. 

With an empire that spanned most of Europe, western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean, according to the journal Science, the Romans held enormous power and influence in the ancient world. From the 8th century B.C. when Rome was founded — to the Western Empire’s collapse in the 5th century, Roman technology influenced some of the tools, architecture and city structure of the modern world.