Focus Friday - Roman Aqueducts

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Friday, Dec 16 2011 by

The Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to serve any large city in their empire, as well as many small towns and industrial sites. The city of Rome had the largest concentration of aqueducts, with water being supplied by eleven aqueducts constructed over a period of about 500 years. They served drinking water and supplied the numerous baths and fountains in the city, as well as finally being emptied into the sewers, where the once-used gray water performed its last function in removing waste matter.

Acueducto de los Milagros (StreetView)
Acueducto de los Milagros

Tarragona Aqueduct (Birds Eye)
Tarragona Aqueduct
Acquedotto Alessandrino (Roman aqueduct) (Birds Eye)
Acquedotto Alessandrino (Roman aqueduct)

Aqua Alexandrina aqueduct (StreetView)
Aqua Alexandrina aqueduct

"Caños de Carmona" Roman Aqueduct (Birds Eye)
"Caños de Carmona" Roman Aqueduct

Barbegal Roman aqueduct and mill (StreetView)
Barbegal Roman aqueduct and mill
Almuñécar Roman aqueduct still in use (Google Maps)
Almuñécar Roman aqueduct still in use

Jouy-aux-Arches Roman aqueduct (Google Maps)
Jouy-aux-Arches Roman aqueduct
Valens Roman Aqueduct (Google Maps)
Valens Roman Aqueduct

Pont d'Aël Roman Aqueduct (Google Maps)
Pont d'Aël Roman Aqueduct