Romans had pulleys, cranes and hydraulic mills. Their war machines included battering rams, catapults and the testudo, a precursor of the modern tank.
The exhibit includes machines reconstructed to scale, using only materials available in Roman times. It covers an epic period of history, from the triumphant victory of Julius Caesar over the Gaul at the Siege of Alesia in 52 B.C. to the transformation of
The interactive replicas are of machines described by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio in the first century B.C. in his famous work "De Architectura." They were built by the Teknoart specialists under the auspices of La Sapienza,
The exhibit will open
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