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Roman Builders May Have Copied Volcanic "Concrete"

July 9th, 2015

Episode 287 of 579 episodes

The rock of the Campi Flegrei Caldera, west of Naples, Italy, has an intricate network of mineral fibers—just like the famed Roman concrete. Christopher Intagliata reports.