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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments for showing
how the Romans were masters of complex engineering projects in their time.

Ancient Rome
The Rise of Apartments

Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments (2009) - 50 minutes
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Across major cities around the globe, high-rise apartment buildings are a mainstay of the modern urban skyline. But convenient high-rise, high-density living isn't something new.

In this eye-opening program, host Michael Guillen explores how the ancient Romans inhabited multistory apartments more than 2,000 years ago. Travel to the Roman seaport of Ostia, where a number of these ancient apartments still exist. Like their modern descendants, these apartments provided more than just places to live - offering baths, cleaners, and restaurants, all housed in complexes that were several stories high. Next, in bath, England, take a fascinating tour of the brilliantly designed Roman baths. And finally, watch as Michael performs as intriguing demonstration of how ancient dry cleaners, known as "fullers," cleaned garments with human waste.

Featuring expert commentary and the latest in computer graphics, Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments is a captivating look into the earliest in apartment living.

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Ancient Rome
The Rise of Apartments

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments for showing
how the Romans were masters of complex engineering projects in their time.