*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Roman civilization, 1st century A.D. Lava cylindrical millstone used for grinding wheat. From Pompei, House of the Blacksmith

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Roman civilization, century A. Lava cylindrical millstone used for grinding wheat. From Pompei, House of the Blacksmith

A 1894 chromolithograph of Ancient Romans tools, vehicles and more.  More than a hundred different images, each one is interesting and the plate looks amazing.

A 1894 chromolithograph of Ancient Romans tools, vehicles and more. More than a hundred different images, each one is interesting and the plate looks amazing.

Roman Scissors.    FYI:Scissors were invented in Egypt about 1500BC and made of a single piece of metal (bronze).  About 100AD, the Romans improved on this design by having the blades cross each other..kind of like today's nippers.    Crewel Jewels Scissor Museum

Crafting Through History: Scissors

FYI: Scissors were invented in Egypt about and made of a single piece of metal (bronze). About the Romans improved on this design by having the blades cross each other.

Mosaic Istanbul

Byzantinischer Mosaizist des Jahrhunderts 002 - Great Palace Mosaic Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Roman agriculture - In the 5th century BC, farms in Rome were small and family-owned. The Greeks of this period, however, had started using crop rotation and had large estates. Rome's contact with Carthage, Greece, and the Hellenistic East in the 3rd and 2nd centuries improved Rome's agricultural methods. Farm sizes in Rome are divided into three categories. Small farms were from 18–108 iugera.  Medium-sized farms were from 80–500 iugera. Large estates (called latifundia) were over 500…

“Roman harvesting machine: Roman industrial technology was more complex than we like to imagine it was.

Gaul - Wine press - Scene of agriculture

Gaul - Wine press - Scene of agriculture

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20120228-Mill-stone_Chiaramonti_Inv1370_n2.jpg

ancient roman agriculture tools - Google Search

ancient roman agriculture tools - Google Search

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Ancient rome was the first civilization to grow grapes. These grapes were used in there wines.

ancient roman agriculture tools - Google Search

ancient roman agriculture tools - Google Search

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