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photoblog image Chedworth Roman Villa 5 of several

Chedworth Roman Villa 5 of several

This is how they did the underfloor heating. Imagine a floor on top and hot water piped underneath and a lot of cosy Romans watching daytime television 

Chedworth Roman Villa 5 of several

This is how they did the underfloor heating. Imagine a floor on top and hot water piped underneath and a lot of cosy Romans watching daytime television 

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Those Romans sure loved TV!
Bill Phillips: It was their downfall in the end. They were so busy watching Rome's got talent they didn't notice the Barbarians coming
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 25 May 2018, 02:14
an ingenius idea

ahead of their time on many things

makes a very cool image
Bill Phillips: They were a very sophisticated society and left the world a great legacy
They were amazingly inventive!
Bill Phillips: They were indeed. No wonder their Empire endured for so long
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 25 May 2018, 05:39
Leave the floor off...use the stones as stools, and dangle legs in the water...kit the drinks gals in string bikinis...all good...
Bill Phillips: That could work
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 May 2018, 05:52
C'était très inventif.
Bill Phillips: A very sophisticated society Martine
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 May 2018, 06:37
And the Brits outside in the freezing rain, lugging stuff around for them..
Bill Phillips: Naturally....
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 May 2018, 08:50
I often wondered why, after the Romans left, the Brits turned their backs on the latest technology.
Bill Phillips: We will probably do the same after Brexit
This is good to see, the technical name is a Hypocaust.
Bill Phillips: They knew how to be comfortable them Romans
I wonder if we got the idea of today's underfloor heating from those inventive Romans, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Very much so Beverly. I believe it wasn't just the Romans who did this. In fact they may not have ben the first
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 May 2018, 14:31
Fascinating stuff! I would never have guessed.
Bill Phillips: Clever people those Romans Anne
So this is what the Romans did for us ....Sorry Bill, couldn't resist. smile Did you see the documentary series about modern day builders building a Roman villa? It was very interesting.
Bill Phillips: I didn't. I would imagine it was interesting
So well preserved!
Bill Phillips: After about 1600 years

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