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    Quote Originally Posted by UKSmartypants View Post
    Roman Armies lived off the land, largely speaking, and either bought, stole or looted what food they needed, depending on if they were arsed or not about upsetting the locals. They usually carried salt and gold to pay for stuff.
    Oh thanks matey.

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    Roman concrete sets under water hey. Pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKSmartypants View Post
    Roman Armies lived off the land, largely speaking, and either bought, stole or looted what food they needed, depending on if they were arsed or not about upsetting the locals. They usually carried salt and gold to pay for stuff.
    And lead, used in sling projectiles to not pay for things.
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    That guys shows are always interesting. On occasion he covers ancient Greek and Egyptian foods too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenvoter View Post
    I'd kind of like to know the secret to Roman concrete, it's still around VS ours which crumbles in 50 years or less, I'm wondering if it's high in iron and calcium, possibly carbon.
    I'm wondering if conquered peoples were the "emulsifier" being thrown into the mixing vat as more fluid was needed and as it was laid down Roman soldiers literally walked on their enemies.
    They seem like the type to have done something like that.
    You are getting really off-topic. But I can give you a quick answer. The Roman concrete used volcanic ash, which had a higher balance of aluminum relative to calcium. The mineralogy allows a higher degree of flexibility.

    I have also looked into an old traditional Caribbean practice of mixing molasses into concrete, and there was a very in-depth study that showed it did not really substantially improve the strength. So I don't think ancient emulsifiers would have been helpful.

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