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Aqueduct of Nero

Aqueduct of NeroArcus NeronianiRemains of the arches of the Arcus Neroniani on the Palatine.Remains of the arches of the Arcus Neroniani on the Palatine .Location of the Aqua Claudia and Arcus Neroniani in ancient Rome (red)Location of the Aqua Claudia and the Arcus Neroniani in ancient Rome (red)GeographyCountryFlag of Italy ItalyRegionLaziobeginningRome41 ° 53 '27 "N , 12 ° 30 '53 "EEndRome41 ° 53 '14 "N , 12 ° 29 '21 "ECharacteristicsActual statusIn ruinsoriginal length2 kmaltitudesStart: ~ 50 mEnd: 16 mElevation~ 34 mUsePotable waterinfrastructuresMaterialsMasonryHistoryStart year workafter 60Opening Yearafter 90sponsorNero and Domitianedit See the documentation of the modelThe aqueduct of Nero (Latin: Arcus Neroniani) is built by Nero and is a new branch of the Aqua Claudia. The water can provide water to fourteen regions of Augustan Rome .Summary1History2Description3References4Bibliography4.1Ancient Authors4.2Modern Authors5Related ArticlesHistory [ change | modify the code ]Construction began under Nero that the particular uses to supply the Domus Aurea . Later, towards the end of the first century , Domitian did extend the arches of the aqueduct to Palatine to supply water to the Imperial Palace .This extension of the aqueduct of the Aqua Claudia does not have the desired effect on the water flow. Indeed, the fraudulent misappropriation still increasing, to the point that Caelius and Aventine are deprived waters of the Aqua Marcia and the Aqua Julia , although they now have those of the Aqua Claudia .Description [ edit | edit the code ]The water line is carried by four floors of arcades to cross the hollow separating the Caelius of Palatine . This is one of the most daring buildings architecturally of ancient Rome . The arches bricks oozing and blackened contrast with gold and whiteness of Palatine .In its final version, the aqueduct is two kilometers long and joins the Temple of the Divine Claude on Cælius . The vaults have an opening of 7.75 meters and pillars, made only of brick , are long 2.30 meters and 2.10 meters thick. The maximum height is 16 meters.References [ change | modify the code ]ancient sources:↑ Frontin , Aqueducts of Rome, 76↑ Frontin , Aqueducts of Rome, 20References [ change | modify the code ]Ancient authors [ edit | edit the code ]Frontin , Aqueducts of Rome (De aquæductibus Urbis Romæ), Gallica notice , Latin - French , pages 383-387, 393, 429, 435 and 441.Modern authors [ edit | edit the code ](It) FP Arata, "The Acquedotto della Claudia tra il Celio e il Palatino alcune note," Atlante di Topografia Tematico Antica, No. 22, 2013 , P. 41-59(In) Harry B. Evans, "Nero's Caelimontani Arcus" American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 87, No. 3, 1983 , P. 392-399

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