Romans spoke Latin and most of the English langue is based on Latin words, but we still use some words from Rome today. in this article it explains that we still use some roman words today. and it tells you some of the words and what they mean. This article is important because most people don't think that we still use any full words of Latin, but we do.
The Romans used aqueducts to transport water, and the legacy lives on today, we use aqueducts to transport water too. Basically, this article is about how we use aqueducts today and why we use them. I selected this article because it talks about how aqueducts are still important today. while it doesn't mention Rome it does show that without Romes invention it would be a lot harder to bring water to the crops in San Joaquin Valley.
(scroll down to Julian calendar) Romans made the Julian calendar to keep track of time much like we do today. Julius Caesar wanted a calendar based on science not on superstition. This section of the article explains what the romans used the calendar for. The primary reason I chose this article is because it was interesting to find out why we have such a good calendar.
The romans used concrete to build, their huge historic buildings that still stand today. The article talks about how the Romans made better concrete, and how we use concrete but without essential ingredients to make better stronger cement like the romans. I chose this article because it surprised me that we still use conctete today. We walk on it every day at lest once. And it also shocked me that they used lime stone, and volcanic rock.
The Romans used murals to decorate houses and walls. This article explains how Berkeley is filled with beautiful murals. One of the many murals in Berkeley is at king park. The primary reason I selected this article was that since I live in Berkeley I also enjoy passing by big murals. Rome use the murals to decorate and we use murals to show present day life.
Romans used mosaics to decorate wealthy roman homes, today mosaics are now used to show people the world through art. This article is about why they made the mosaic, what the mosaic is and who made it. I selected this article because Rome used to make mosaics to decorate homes and now the the legacy lives on in a different way, outside wear every one can enjoy not just rich.