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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #1

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Rome's Lost Aqueduct


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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.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 06:11 AM   #2

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Thx for the very interesting article, Clemmie.
The marvels of the Roman and Greek civilisations will never cease to astonish me.
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Great article, Clemmie, thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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Great article, thanks for the link, Clemmie!
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Make that at least 4 people who appreciate it you putting this up.
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