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and disease control. Larger homes often had open rooms in the center, called atria, with rain collection pools. Such technologies could be detected in many baths build during and after the Roman period. Every modern houses in Jordan is supplied with indoor plumbing system invented by the Roman. CLOTHES Although shoes were already common, the Romans developed different shoes for the left and right foot, which were more comfortable for their soldiers. Also, Romans invented socks, called "soccus" to protect the feet so their soldiers could travel farther with less strain. HOME HEATING Along with indoor plumbing, the ancient Romans invented home heating by operating centralized or underground furnaces that were constantly tended by slave labor during winter months. This technique is used in all modern houses in Jordan

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