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Roman Aqueduct

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Definition: Stone "pipes" that carried water from outlying areas to large cities. Why were they so tall and tilted? They had to carry rainwater and water from higher altitudes downward to reservoirs in large cities. The pictures that we normally see are of aqueducts above ground, but most of them were underground.

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Roman Engineering and Mechanics
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Ancient Rome
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The Ancient Roman Aqueducts
Find out more about the aqueducts and how they were constructed.

The Whole Roman Empire
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