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    Roman Aqueducts Essay

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    military power, and set the groundwork for how many societies build themselves today. Rome had many key factors to its success, but one of its most powerful assets were the ancient Roman aqueducts that loomed over the city. Theses aqueducts were key to the success of the Romans. They towered over Rome, bringing fresh water for people to drink, providing water for public baths, and to bring help in the agriculture of Rome. Engineers were even considered artists whose aqueducts were their works. (Perowne, 34) The Roman civilization would not have flourished if not for the aqueducts,…

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    The Aqueducts In Rome

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    Water is a necessity for life, and with Rome’s geography, it was hard to get it to the dispersed cities. Rome was close to the ocean, but had no way to efficiently get water to everyone in their compact cities. This is where the Aqueducts came into play, the Aqueduct was a system of intake filters and underground tunnels that deliver water to the Roman cities. The Aqueduct supplied water to the markets and to many homes all around the city. Without this the Roman Empire would not have…

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    of engineering that the Romans achieved was the building of the aqueducts. Between 312 B.C and 226 A.D, the Romans had constructed 11 major aqueducts throughout the city. Aqueducts were navigable channels of water supply that transported water over long distances from “stable and pure mountain springs” and then distributed throughout the city (Humphrey, 46). Most aqueducts were generally built from a combination of bricks, stones, and their secret concrete ingredient, pozzolana. Aqueducts were…

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    In ancient Roman, people invented a lot of magnificent feats and the ancient Roman aqueduct was one of them. The aqueduct mainly had two floors, connected by arches. The top floor was responsible for transporting water from one place to others by using fully closed canal. While, the lower level acts as supporting parts or pavement, assisting people pass across the river. Aqueduct are made up of stones, granite, without any concrete or other binding agent. Paragraph 2 In the fourth century BC,…

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    The Aqua Augusta aqueduct system was built to provide water to Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as to at least six other ancient cities in the bay of Naples. It is one of the most complex, large and was the costliest aqueducts systems to be built. Pompeii originally received its water supply from the Sarno river, rainwater and wells, but the aqueduct was required when the population grew and their needs increased. Pipes (were made of lead, the Romans were unknowingly poisoning themselves) ran…

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    INTERVIEWER An interviewer from the common era time traveling to learn about aqueducts with Augustus AUGUSTUS- First Emperor of Rome Supervising the build of Aqueducts BOB- Aqueduct Builder Happy and Preppy Guy SCENE 1- MEETING AUGUSTUS Int. Rome/Augustus’s office - Mid-day AUGUSTUS: Welcome to Rome, I will be your tour guide Augustus! Please head on outside where I will begin your tour. SCENE 2- BEGINNING OF TOUR Ext. Rome/Outside Augustus’s Office - Mid-day AUGUSTUS: As you can…

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    So what they did was build aqueducts, which are artificial channels that would collect water from distant sources and travel at a strategic downward slope until it reached the cities and towns that would be supplied. Once it got there, it would be sent to public baths, latrines, fountains, and private households through lead pipes. They eventually ended up with so much water that they ended up playing with it, basically, by making fountains, pools, and other beautiful things. The Romans found so…

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    Roman Architecture Style

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    The Corinthian Order is the newest and youngest style of column. These columns were highly decorated, slimmer and smaller than the other column orders. This style of column can be seen at the top level of the Colosseum, holding up the least amount of weight. Perhaps their most impressive architectural feat is their water and sewer systems. The Roman Aqueducts were one of the earliest engineering features of the first millennium. They were built and used for just a little over five hundred years…

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    Roman Latrines

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    Some of the first sewers were built from 800 to 735 BCE. Water was brought to the latrines through aqueducts from the Anio Valley, rather than being taken from the Tiber River. Water from aqueducts was piped to the homes of the rich, roman baths, latrines, etc. Aqueducts were bridges made to carry a waterway over a valley or any other gap. There were 9 aqueducts supplying Rome with freshwater, the longest being 86km. Once the water reached the latrine, drains would carry the water under the…

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    Essay On Aqueducts

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    The Ancient Roman Aqueducts The Ancient Roman Aqueducts still stands today. It not only provided drinking water but it also is a building that transport water from place to place. What an Aqueduct is, is it’s a water supply constructed to convey water or you can call it a navigable channel. Some of the Aqueducts remain operational to this day. They may take form of underground surface channels and canals also covered pipes. A water fountain sited at the cities cattle-market supplied by Rome’s…

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