The Etruscans laid the first underground sewers in the city of Rome around 500 BCE. And the Romans were happy to utilize them when they took over the city. Such structures then became the norm in many cities throughout the Roman world.
A picture taken on October 13, 2016, shows Phoenician scriptures carved on a stone tablet, displayed in the newly inaugurated basement section of Beirut's National Museum. The National Museum of Beirut has a collection of 31 anthropoid sacrophagi, the most important single collection of this type in a museum today. These sacrophagi were built in Sidon workshops between the 6th and the 4th century B
Phoenician merchant ship 1, ancient warship 2, and the floating castle of King Hiero of Syracuse, Sicily, designed by Archimedes 3. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Bertuch's Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children) Weimar 1798. Friedrich Johann Bertuch (1747-1822) was a German publisher and man of arts most famous for his 12-volume encyclopedia for children illustrated with 1200 engraved plates on natural history published from 1790-1830.