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Roman and modern in Piers Gough's new TV show

We may not share the Romans' taste for socialising and doing business on the lavatory but, according to Piers Gough in the first programme of his new TV series, The Shock of the Old, we are very much like them in most other respects - including our building forms and techniques. 'It just took a 1600 year detour to realise we quite like being Roman after all, ' he concludes after his survey of the major Roman architectural achievements. 'It's ironic that today's experience of Roman building ...

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