Josh Marglis Roman Achievements

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Josh Marglis Roman Achievements

  1. 1. Aqueducts Josh Margolis
  2. 2. What is an Aqueduct? <ul><li>An aqueduct is an artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another. - Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>It is derived from the Latin words for water and to lead </li></ul>
  3. 3. picture <ul><li>Pont du Gard, France, a Roman aqueduct built circa 19 BC. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did they do it? <ul><li>The Romans created many aqueducts to supply water to cities </li></ul><ul><li>They built water storage underground to prevent from their supplies being contaminated by animals and protected from enemies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building Aqueducts <ul><li>The Romans built aqueducts using Cohobates which helped to level them </li></ul><ul><li>The aqueducts were powered only by gravity </li></ul><ul><li>The Romans used inverted siphons to force water up hills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Picture 2 <ul><li>The Aqueduct in Kavala, Greece. 25 meters height and a total of 60 arches. It was built in AD 1530 on a Roman model during the reign of Süleyman the Magnificent. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Helping Our Society <ul><li>Modern hydraulic engineers use similar techniques to enable sewers and water pipes to cross depressions. - wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>We use aqueducts still today such as The Central Arizona Project Aqueduct </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do we have similar <ul><li>Our sewer and water works system is very similar to that of the Romans </li></ul><ul><li>We use underground aqueducts to get water to and from houses like the Romans did </li></ul><ul><li>We also use inverted siphons like the Romans </li></ul>
  9. 9. Picture 3 <ul><li>The Central Arizona Project Aqueduct, the largest and most expensive aqueduct system ever constructed in the United States. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_aqueduct </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.inforoma.it/feature.php?lookup=aqueduct </li></ul>

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