What is the secret behind those ancient Roman concrete buildings which are over 2,000-years-old and still hold up today, unlike our own modern buildings? Did the Romans create concrete differently than we do? Scientists have been amazed to discover that not only does their concrete hold up over time, but it actually becomes much stronger as time passes.
Scientists have finally answered the riddle as to why Roman buildings stand the test of time. The University of Utah has been researching the phenomenon of Roman concrete for many years now, with geologist Marie Jackson heading up their study. Thanks to many years of investigation, scientists have come up with a map of the old Roman concrete structure and now understand why it is so durable and apparently everlasting.