Los macedonios inventaron el cemento

New claims that Macedonians invented cement

Artefactos antiguos hallados en Grecia Grecia espera atraer a más turistas

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

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The discoveries were made in a royal complex adjacent 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 previously credited 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

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adjacent to
al 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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