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How a Roman Aqueduct Works - Archaeology Magazine Archive

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How a Roman Aqueduct Works - Archaeology Magazine Archive:
Ancient aqueducts were essentially man-made streams conducting water downhill from the natural sources to the destination. To tap water from a river, often a dam and reservoir were constructed to create an intake for the aqueduct that would not run dry during periods of low water. To capture water from springs, catch basins or springhouses could be built at the points where the water issued from the ground or just below them, connected by short feeder tunnels. Having flowed or filtered into the springhouse from uphill, the water then entered the aqueduct conduit. Scattered springs would require several branch conduits feeding into a main channel.
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Rome's Lost Aqueduct - Archaeology Magazine Archive

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Few monuments that survive from antiquity better represent Roman pragmatism, ingenuity, and the desire to impress than the aqueducts built to fulfill the Romans’ seemingly unslakable need for water. Around the turn of the second century A.D., the emperor Trajan began construction on a new aqueduct for the city of Rome. At the time, demands on the city’s water supply were enormous. In addition to satisfying the utilitarian needs of Rome’s one million inhabitants, as well as that of wealthy residents in their rural and suburban villas, water fed impressive public baths and monumental fountains throughout the city. Although the system was already sufficient, the desire to build aqueducts was often more a matter of ideology than absolute need.
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The Search for the Aqua Traiana



For the past several years, filmmakers Ted and Mike O'Neill have worked with archaeologists Rabun Taylor and Katherine Rinne to discover the remains of the Aqua Traiana, one of ancient Rome's greatest aqueducts. The short film here shows the team scouring the countryside north of Rome, discovering one of the aqueduct's spring houses, identifying construction materials and techniques unique to ancient Roman builders, exploring one of the aqueduct's channels, and pinpointing one of the locations where the remains of the Aqua Traiana were used to help build a Renaissance-era aqueduct that also fed the city's insatiable need for water.

Read "Rome's Lost Aqueduct," ARCHAEOLOGY March/April 2012, to learn more about their expedition and discoveries:
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Ancient Roman Aqueduct Source Discovered

I resti dell'acquedotto romano nell'ex Diatto di via Frejus

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La demolizione dell'ex magazzino di via Cesana ha portato alla luce alcuni blocchi precedentemente ubicati in via Botero. Lavori fermi da oggi pomeriggio
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Roman Engineering - Aqueducts



Acquedotto Romano - Vicenza



Viene ripercorso il tracciato conosciuto dalla città alle prese d'acqua a nord-ovest della città.

gli acquedotti romani



Tra le opere più grandi e vistose lasciateci dai Romani, sicuramente ricordiamo gli imponenti acquedotti. Gli acquedotti vengono ideati a Roma nel V sec. a.C. perché ormai la fornitura idrica dell'Urbe, che fino ad allora si affidava al Tevere o ai pozzi, non era più sufficiente. Roma si stava trasformando nella più grande metropoli di tutta l'Antichità e non solo, quindi si decise di costruire un' acquedotto che collegasse una sorgente e portasse l'acqua fresca in città, il primo fu l'Aqua Appia costruito nel 312 a.C. per volere dell'omonimo Console Appio Claudio, lo stesso che diede il nome alla celeberrima via. Con il passare degli anni ne vennero costruiti altri di maggior portata. In totale c'èrano ventiquattro acquedotti, che trasportavano ogni giorno nell'Urbe oltre 1 milione di metri cubi d'acqua percorrendo in totale oltre 400 Km di condutture.