Mystery Of Ancient Roman Concrete That Still Stands Strong – Has A 2,000-Year-Old Engineering Puzzle Been Solved? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Mystery Of Ancient Roman Concrete That Still Stands Strong – Has A 2,000-Year-Old Engineering Puzzle Been Solved?

Scientists now think they have finally cracked Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete. If this is the case, we could use a similar technology to build modern sea defenses which withstand time and tide.

According to Professor Marie Jackson, a geology and geophysics research professor at the University of Utah who studied these intriguing ancient Roman buildings, our ancestors used a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic rock to hold together the structures.

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