Los macedonios inventaron el cemento

Grecia espera atraer a más turistas
Aprenda inglés con BBC Mundo
Un nuevo descubrimiento sugiere que el cemento fue inventado por los macedonios y no los romanos. Lea la noticia en inglés.




New claims that Macedonians invented cement
Archaeologists have made a fresh discovery of some of the finest treasures in Ancient Greece. In addition, from examining buildings in the area, Dr Angeliki Kottaridi believes cement may have been invented by the Macedonians and not the Romans.

Reporter:
Malcolm Brabant
The discoveries were made in a royal complexadjacent to this humble mound, which is Greece's equivalent of the pyramids.
Recent analysis of buildings here has shown that the Macedonians created cement three centuries before the Romans, who were previouslycredited with the invention.
At a time when Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, this discovery is extremely fortuitous. The Greeks are hoping that tourists will flock to see a building that is second only in significance to the Parthenon in Athens.
These are exciting times in Vergina, because Dr. Kottaridi is planning soon to open one of the sealed tombs, in the hope of discovering more treasure belonging to the dynasty of Alexander the Great.
Malcolm Brabant, BBC News, Greece
adjacent toal lado de
humble mound(en este caso) una estructura modesta cubierta de pasto, en forma de colina
equivalent of comparable con
credited with reconocidos por
teetering on the brink of (Grecia) está al borde de
fortuitous afortunado
flock acudan en masa
second only in significance en segundo lugar de importancia
in the hope of esperan (descubrir)
the dynasty la dinastía / el imperio

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