Seeing as how aqueducts took years to build, a simple occurrence of ‘bad math’ could harm countless people depending on the water it would deliver for untold amounts of time. It is for these reasons that the utmost care was given to their construction, which is why many of them are still visible (and in use) to this day. However, the greatest display of this technology is by far what was established in the City of Rome itself. Rome , at its height, housed one-million people.
To understand the scope of that number, no other city on Earth would have one million people in it until London circa the mid 1800s! Regardless, Rome needed to have a constant flow of fresh water and established such by constructing eleven aqueducts. The following is a list of all the aqueducts Rome constructed over its illustrious history, along with dates of completion:
- 52 AD
Establishing all of
these aqueducts is an amazing feat of engineering. However, they are
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