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Though the Roman Empire collapsed 1,500 years ago, much of the technology it developed is still used as a blueprint for modern living. They carried out a range of medical operations including varicose vein removal, cataract and even cosmetic surgery. Many "new" technologies like strengthened concrete, sports arenas and high rise apartment blocks are Roman inventions. The Roman Empire used these technologies to build impressive historical structures such as the Colosseum and Pantheon. They also constructed aqueducts bringing enough fresh water into Rome in one day to fill 450 Olympic-sized swimming pools. With an extremely effective military machine and advanced weapons of the day, the Roman Empire became one of the world's earliest superpowers.


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