Zack And Ankur Aqueducts

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Zack And Ankur Aqueducts

  1. 1. By: Zach Kollmann Ankur Saxena Aqueducts
  2. 2. How did the Romans do it <ul><li>Aqueducts were first made by Romans. </li></ul><ul><li>They were bridges that transported water from the source to the city of Rome. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How did the Romans build it!! <ul><li>Only 30 miles of the aqueducts was above ground. </li></ul><ul><li>The thousands of bricks were made of stone, brick and volcanic cement. </li></ul><ul><li>Aqueducts were built 30 feet high and were 900 feet long. </li></ul><ul><li>The aqueducts were arched. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Engineering <ul><li>The Roman aqueducts are extremely sophisticated and they were well thought out. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pont du Gard Aqueduct was entirely powered by gravity, and the water would just flow. It transported large amounts of water without the need for electricity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Construction <ul><li>They used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>chorobates- used to build aqueducts back then. Which is a special tool that they used to build the aqueducts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groma - used to measure right angles. </li></ul></ul>Groma
  6. 6. What is the connection that Aqueducts have to our society today. Aqueducts were the first pipes. If the Romans hadn't invented aqueducts we would still be hauling water in buckets today. Of course we have made improvements on the aqueducts but they were the first stepping stones towards Plumbing.
  7. 7. Plumbing A plumber is someone who installs or repairs piping systems, plumbing fixtures. Plumbing originated in Rome. Plumbing provided Rome with fresh clean water.
  8. 8. What is so good about water and aqueducts? <ul><li>Aqueducts provided Rome with an easier way of obtaining water. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans like Americans were obsessed with water. They used it to wash, clothing dishes themselves. Water is so essential to today’s society. An average person uses 183 gallons of water per day. Romans and Americans are obsessed with water. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography Google.images.com Wikipedia.com Digg.com http://www.inforoma.it/feature.php?lookup=aqueduct

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