- Oct 2012
Not quite. The greeks, as other civilizations thousands of year before, did use the arch. But there is a difference between building one arch and systematically using it as an engineering system. And the romans were the first to do the latter.The Romans learned from the Greeks. The ancient Greeks introduced the arch in Italian visible today in the south of the peninsula and in Sicily.
All are Indo-Europeans, so the (IE) Indians inherited the arch from their far-away (linguistic) cousins.