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"The Aqueduct" Aqueduct Tip by Venturingnow

Aqueduct, Pompeii: 3 reviews and 4 photos

  The Roman Aqueduct
by Venturingnow

It was the life and blood of the Roman Empire, it brought to them success, prosperity, and a culture that I admire even today; it was the aqueduct. Something so simple yet so sophisticated could now carry water miles from the source of supply as it flowed through a series of aqueducts, streaming by gravity along the contours of land. The longest overhead section in Italy was 14 miles long, but by about 50 A.D., channeling covered a total of 220 miles---all but 30 miles underground. At its peak development, aqueducts carried about 300 gallons of water for every citizen. Simpy amazing, I am really impressed by the Roman plumbing system, right now I am reading about it and cannot express my amazement at their achievements. All of which can be seen in Pompeii.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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