Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Source of an Ancient Roman Aqueduct is Discovered Near Rome

British and Italian experts have discovered the source of a 1900 year old Roman Aqueduct.  The chance discovery was made 25 miles north of Rome and as well as the source of the aqueduct a nymphaeum was also discovered. The aqueduct was previously known about and was thought to have dated from medieval times, but it has been discovered that the aqueduct actually dates from the time of the Roman Emperor Trajan.

The ancient site is, unfortunately, in need of urgent restoration and is being threatened by the roots of a giant fig tree.

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