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Roman Arches. Insert photo of the Roman Colosseum HERE http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html. By Christine Mathews. Many cities have structures that we associate with them. For example, we think of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Insert photo of the Eiffel Tower HERE

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Roman arches

Roman Arches

Insert photo of the Roman Colosseum HERE

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html

By Christine Mathews


Roman arches

Many cities have structures that we associate with them. For example, we think of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Insert photo of the Eiffel Tower HERE

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Eiffel_Tower.html


Roman arches

Insert photo of the

Saturn V Rocket HERE

http://24.73.239.154:8081/moonshot/ussrc2.htm

In Huntsville, we have

The Saturn V Rocket.


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Rome, Italy has the ancient structure called the Colosseum.

Insert picture of the Roman Colosseum HERE

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html


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The architecture is made of columns that have arches between them. An arch is made from wedge shaped stones that fit between the columns. The top stone is called the keystone and holds it all together. Look at the space inside the arch.

Insert photo of an arch HERE

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/algeria/madauros-scenes.html


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Another structure that is made from arches

is the Roman Aquaduct.

Insert picture of a Roman Aquaduct HERE

http://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/about/roman-aquaduct.html


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Can you think of any other structures that

use the arch?

Insert picture of McDonald’s Restaurant HERE

http://www.iit.edu/~hites/nsh/molezziwedding/mcdonalds.jpg

mcd arch


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References

Boldrini, Fabio. The Golden Book of Rome. : Casa Editrice Bonechi, 1993.

Olsen, Keith. The Romans Do It Again. -1 May 1997. . 8 Jun. 2004.

<http://discoverer26.sirs.com/cgi-bin/dis-

frontpage?CUSTNUM=AL2007&STARTPAGE=none&RES=Y&RE N=Y&GOV=Y&DIS=Y&T=1086715186&C=990115056>.


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