The Roman Aqueducts

A system of pipes, canals, and supporting structures used to convey water from its source to its main distribution point. Camilla Di Nicola 2020 The Roman Aqueduct systems were built over a period of about 500 years, from 312 B.C. to A.D. 226. Both public and private funds paid for construction. The city of Rome…

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Nasone

Literally the term Nasone means big nose. It is the typical roman freshwater drinking fountain. The city of Rome began installing nasoni around the 1870s to provide fresh water supplies for citizens; today there are still between 2500 and 2800 Nasoni in Rome. Project Name: The Roman Aqueducts – Rome, Italy. Climate: Temperate – Mediterranean…

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Mostra d’acqua

From Latin mostrare, to show, to reveal, to exhibit. It was the name for a large public fountain with monumental functions. Usually, they were the terminus of an aqueduct. Project Name: The Roman Aqueducts, Rome, Italy Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean Climate Year: III B.C – I A.D. century Water Type: Drinkable, freshwater Landscape Type: Not relevant…

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Aqueduct

An artificial channel for conveying water. It was built underground and on embankments, according to the level, but also for great distances on long arcades. Project Name: Roman Aqueducts, Rome, Italy Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean Climate Year: III century B.C – I A.D. century Water Type: Drinkable, fresh water Landscape Type: From the mountains to the…

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