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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
With nearly 3,000 years of history, Rome is often called the 'Eternal City.' With the possible exception of Greece, few cultures have had a greater impact on Western civilization.
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Romans invented central heating and would warm rooms from under the floor using what was called a hypocaust, literally 'heat from below.' Homes of some rich people had both running water and central heating.
The first-ever shopping mall was built by the Emperor Trajan in Rome. It consisted of several levels and more than 150 outlets that sold everything ranging from food and spices to clothes.
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