My Adventures with Ancient Rome

Aqueducts are considered one of the marvels of Roman engineering. Aqueducts are used to carry water from their source to a destination (usually a city or town whose residents need water). Rome itself was served by numerous aqueducts (not surprising considering that the population of Ancient Rome (the capital) in the early and mid empire could rival that of any modern city.

Aqueducts often run for miles before reaching their final destination and the Roman engineers always had to keep in mind that water only flowed downhill- so you had to engineer the structures accordingly as they did not have the benefit of any motorised pumps or other such equipments.

Here I’ve posted photographs of two very famous aqueducts-

The first is that of Pont du Gard – running in the South of France. It runs 50 kms from Uzes to Nimes in the Provence Region. It is possible to…

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nirmala says:

    Amazing structures!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Indeed!

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