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Aqueducts in Rome

Ancient Rome[edit]Porta Maggiore, the junction of Aqua Claudio and Aqua Anio Novus with Aqua Marcia and Aqua TepulaAqua Appiabuilt in 311 B.C.source: springs 10 miles (16 km) to the east of Romelength: 10 miles (16 km); underground from its source for 7 miles (11 km), then on arches for 3 miles (4.8 km) to its terminus in the Forum Boarium in Campus MartiusAqua Anio Vetusbuilt in 272 - 269 BCsource: Anio (Aniene) River near Vicovaro, east of Romelength: 40 miles (64 km); underground channel of stone from its source to its terminus on the Viminal HillAqua Marciabuilt in 144 - 140 BCsource: springs near Subiaco, east of Romelength: 56 miles (90 km); underground for 50 miles (80 km) from its source, then on arches for 6 miles (9.7 km) to its terminus on the Capitoline Hilllater piped to the fantastic baths of Caracalla on the Caelian Hill by a branch called Aqua Antoniniana, then to the Aventine Hill and the Quirinal HillAqua Tepulabuilt in 125 BCsource: springs near Subiaco, east of Romelength: 11 miles (18 km); underground for 5 miles (8.0 km) from its source, then on the same arches as those of the Aqua Marcia for 6 miles (9.7 km) to its terminus on the Aventine HillAqua Juliabuilt in 33 BCsource: springs near Subiaco, east of Romelength: 14 miles (23 km); underground for 7 miles (11 km) from its source, then on the same arches as those of the Aqua Marcia and Aqua Tepula to its terminus on the Aventine HillAqua Virgobuilt in 19 BCsource: springs near Via Collatina, east of Romelength: 14 miles (23 km); underground for 7 miles (11 km) from its source, then on arches for 7 miles (11 km) to its terminus at the baths of Agrippa in Campus MartiusAqua Alsietinabuilt in 2 BCsource: Lake Alsietina, now Lake Martignano, northwest of Romelength: 14 miles (23 km); underground for 13 3⁄4 miles from its source, then on arches for 1/4-mile to its terminus at the Naumachia of Augustus in Transtiberim (Trastevere)Aqua Claudiabuilt in AD 52source: springs in Subiaco, east of Romelength: 43 miles (69 km); underground for 34 miles (55 km) from its source, then on arches for 9 miles (14 km) to its terminus on the Caelian Hilllater piped to the imperial palaces from the mid-first century on the Palatine HillAqua Anio Novusbuilt in AD 52source: Anio (Aniene) River, east of Romelength: 54 miles (87 km); underground for 46 miles (74 km) from its source, then on arches for 8 miles (13 km), entering Rome at Porta Maggiore, atop the channel of Aqua Claudia to its terminus on the Caelian HillAqua Traianabuilt in AD 109source: springs to the north of Lake Bracciano, northwest of Romelength: 35 miles (56 km); underground for 29 miles (47 km) from its source, then on arches for 6 miles (9.7 km) to its terminus on the Janiculum HillAqua Alexandrinabuilt in AD 226source: the Pantano springs near Via Prenestina, east of Romelength: 14 miles (23 km); underground for 4 miles (6.4 km) from its source, then on arches for 10 miles (16 km) to its terminus at the baths of Alexander Severus in Campus Martius

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