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Aqueduct Mainz

49 ° 59 '22 "N , 8 ° 15 '13 "EThe aqueduct of Mainz or Roman stones built in 69 - 79 , carried water 9 km from the district Finthen (Fontanetum) to the ancient city of Mogontiacum (now Mainz ). The construction is almost entirely air and the flow of water was obtained by the force of gravity alone. Some bridges, including one measuring 25 m high, the highest aqueduct north of the Alps. Roman stones in the Zahlbach neighborhood are the remains of this building."But the one who sees the large amount of water which is conducted in the city so smoothly, to serve the public interest ...; one who observes the high aqueducts, which are necessary to ensure the fair delivery of water; one who thinks the mountains, which were dug for that purpose, and to the valleys, which are to be flooded, must admit that the world offers nothing more admirable. "Pliny the Elder , who visits the Germany three times, truthfully describes the pride of the Romans for their invention.Summary1History2See also2.1Related articles2.2Bibliography2.3External LinksHistory [ change | modify the code ]The pillars of the aqueduct in the valley WildgrabenMainz was supplied with water from the aqueduct. With the growth of the city, water was also used to preserve the standard of living of the population. By means of an aqueduct, the precious liquid could be transported for kilometers into military camps and in cities. Concrete is used (Roman concrete) for the channel, and cut stone for the ark of coverage can. Its flow in m³ per day was unknown. The water fed fountains and baths public and private.Since the source, who was about nine kilometers in the Finthen district, the path of the water pipe was mainly underground. But later, because of the increasing gradient, driving passed over the ground. To overcome the large difference in level Zahlbach, pillars must have a height of over 25 meters. Today the only remains of these pillars are the Roman stones.See also [ edit | edit the code ]Related articles [ edit | edit the code ]History of MainzList of Roman aqueductsReferences [ change | modify the code ]Stephan Pelgen: Mainz - Vom "Elenden Steinklumpen" zum Denkmal, Archäologische Ortsbetrachtungen Band 3, Publishing Philipp von Zabern , Mainz 2003 ( ISBN 3-8053-3283-1 )Stephan Pelgen: Aquädukt-Ansichten - Aus der Denkmalgeschichte der Wasserversorgung für das römische Mainz. Archäologische Ortsbetrachtungen Band 5, Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 2004 ( ISBN 3-8053-3452-4 )External links [ edit | edit the code ]How water arrived at the legion camp: the "Roman stones" on www.mainz.de (en)Artikel zur virtuellen Rekonstruktion of Aquäduktes (de)Initiative Mainz Romain (de)

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