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Construction Revolution—Arches and Concrete

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

Construction Revolution—Arches and Concrete

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Learn how the physics of the arch solves the problem of the tensile weakness of stone. Then see how standard bricks and concrete greatly simplify and reduce the cost of monumental building. These technologies were the key to Rome’s construction revolution.

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