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Roman Aqueducts


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These are some pictures of Ancient Aqueducts

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    This is the Ancient Roman Aqueduct, El Puente located in Spain. It is one of the best-preserved ruins of the Roman Empire. This aqueduct, named El Puente (Spanish for The Bridge), stretches from Spain’s Frķo River to the city of Segovia. It was built during the rule of Roman Emperor Trajan in the 1st century AD, the aqueduct runs both above and below the ground and stretches for a total of 10 mi. These two tiers of arches, at the center of an aboveground portion of the aqueduct, reach a height of 93.5 ft.

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The Roman aqueduct at Segovia, Spain, with its arcades, tiers, and round arches constructed of granite, is a fine example of dry masonry. Still in use, the aqueduct has a height of 128 feet (39 meters).

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An ancient aqueduct stands in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

 

 

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A painting shows the complex interlinking system of ancient Roman aqueducts.

 

 

 

 

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The Pont du Gard aqueduct near Nīmes, France, was built by the Romans in 19 BC. It is composed of three tiers of semicircular arches and is about 160 feet high.

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An ancient Roman aqueduct above the Gard River in France

 

 

The first Roman aqueduct was ordered built in 312 B.C. by the censor Appius Claudius, called Caecus or "The Blind". It was called the Aqua Appia and brought water to Rome from the Sabine Hills around the city. Like thier roads, Roman aqueducts were generally a standard part of larger settlements, and many are still in use or were in use until their destruction. They are another marvel of standardized, practical Roman engineering.