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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    An Iberian settlement preceded Roman Segobriga, which was supplied by the famous aqueduct ‘El Puente’, with 166 arches. Begun in the 1st century AD under Emperor Domitian and probably completed under Trajan in the early 2nd century, the aqueduct brought water to Segovia from the Frío River 10 miles (16 km) away. At its highest point, the water channel is 100 feet off the ground. The visible part of the great structure consists of 800 meters of granite blocks, 166 arches, 120 pillars. …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Romans conquered the area following the Punic Wars in 254 BCE. The Vandals and Ostrogoths conquered in the early 5th century CE, but it was reconquered in 536 CE by the Byzantine general Belisarius (died 565). It remained in Byzantine hands until the Arab conquest of 831 CE.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Aqua Appia was the first Roman aqueduct. It was constructed in 312 BCE by Appius Claudius Caecus, the same Roman censor who also built the important Via Appia. The Aqua Appia flowed for 16.4 km into the city of Rome through the Porta Maggiore, and emptied into the Forum Boarium, near the Porta Trigemina. Nearly all of its length was underground, which was necessary because of the relative heights of its source and destination, and afforded it protection from attackers during the Samnite W…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Forum Iulii was founded by Caesar in 49 BCE; the port was named ‘Claustra Maris’ (The sea bolt). The town declined in the Pax Romana, and was later attacked by Muslim invaders. By the 10th century there was very little left of the colony. Sea-borne silt clogged up the port and led to the formation of a huge swampy plain, which then separated the village from the sea. The aqueduct of Fréjus was built in the middle of the first century and functioned for 450 years until the 5th century….

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Ars-sur-Moselle used to be a part of Germany from 1871 to 1918 and was called Ars-an-der-Mosel. In Ars-sur-Moselle a huge aqueduct bridge crosses the Moselle river. In Ars the conduit was split in a castellum so that the crossing was made with two separate channels to the second castellum in Jouy-aux-Arches on the west side of the river, where both channels were united and the water was conveyed in the direction of Metz. The Ars castellum (east of the Moselle) also acted as a cleaning basin. …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The aqueduct of Avre is one of the works which supplies the city of Paris with drinking water. Inaugurated in 1893, it carries 80 million liters (of a total of 680 million liters) per day. The water delivery is done by gravity: the altitude of the sources in the region of Avre is greater than 40 meters at the Montretout reservoir of St. Cloud, the point of arrival. Beyond Montretout reservoir, water is routed to the Paris metropolitan area. It crosses the Seine between St. Cloud and Boulogne-…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01