In the exhibition High Tech Romans, visitors can experience fascinating Roman technologies at first hand. They’ll see how inventive the Romans were and get inspired. This stylish exhibition features 33 interactive exhibits plus 17 showcases to be filled with archaeological finds from the northern part of the Roman Empire.
Text message Roman style, build a Roman city, row in a Roman boat, go on warpath as a soldier: everything is possible in the exciting exhibition High Tech Romans. The interactive exhibits that explain several Roman techniques that are still in use today, can be accompanies by displays with authentic artefacts of these techniques. Visitors will be surprised to discover the innovative character of the Romans.
High Tech Romans covers nine themes: Architecture and Arts & Crafts where visitors become acquainted with Roman construction, design and creativity. Theme Travelling tells how the Romans moved around quickly, while Military shows how they effectively used technology, logistics and tactics to conquer new territories. In Communication and Computing visitors can experience how the Romans signaled messages from one tower to another and how they were able to accurately solve complicated number work. Wealthy Romans used a lot of ways to make their lives more comfortable, as you can see in Luxury. Theme Water explains how water was transported from natural springs to distribution points on the edges of Roman towns and Machines demonstrates how mechanical equipment was used to increase the efficiency of human muscle power.
Photography: Bart Nijs and Thijn van de Ven