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Roman Aqueducts and Engineering
Transcript of Roman Aqueducts and Engineering
Engineering Tools/ Engineering Techniques
By: Valerie, Myiah, Paige, Elysia, and Lexi Period 6)
Where are Some Aqueducts Located?
Ancient Roman aqueducts are located all around Rome.
Some aqueducts still in Rome are:
Aqua Appia-312 BC
Aqua Alexandrina-226 AD
In what Areas are Romans Known for Their Engineering Skills
"If you wanted someone to explain geometry, you asked a Greek. If you wanted someone to build you a floating bridge, a sewer network or a weapon that could fire flaming balls of gravel and tar 300 hundred yards (274 meters), you called a Roman. "
Who Invented the Roman Aqueduct?
Aqueducts were not a Roman invention. The first aqueduct was invented by King Sennacherib (Sin- ack-er-ib) of Assyria.
What is Roman Engineering?
The Romans were excellent engineers and builders. Many of the buildings and engineering projects they designed are still around today and some are still being used.
Here are some of the projects that the Romans excelled in:
Roads, stadiums, aqueducts, etc.
When Did the Romans Come up with the Aqueduct?
The Romans did not come up with the aqueduct. Aqueducts came from water conveying systems (qanat). They decided to modify the aqueduct and therefore perfected it.
When Did the Romans First Build an Aqueduct?
The Romans built their first working aqueduct in 312 BC. ( Aqua Appia)
What was the First Roman Invention of an Engineering Tool?
Why Did the Romans use Aqueducts?
The Ancient Romans needed aqueducts to get their water for bathing, drinking, laundry, and cooking.
They also built most of their aqueducts underground so that they could not get contaminated by trash, bird poop, dead animals, illness from warring countries, etc.
Why Did the Romans use Roman Engineering?
The Ancient Romans used Engineering to help them build things easier and faster.
How do Roman Aqueducts Impact our World Today?
1. They showed us how to get water from one place to another.
2. Roman Aqueducts helped us improve our water systems today.
How Does Roman Engineering Impact Our World Today?
1.)Roman Engineering made an impact on the modern world through the improvement of cement, sewer systems, baths, roads, and architecture.
2.)Roman engineering aided the modern world with the tools that were invented during this time.
For example: Hammers, forceps, hooks, scalpels, axes, drills, saws, and files. They also invented a tool that helps keep lines straight when building called the groma. (groh-mah)
Some pictures of Aqueducts
What tools/techniques were used in Roman Engineering?
How do Aqueducts Work?
The first tool the Roman Engineers invented/perfected was fast curing(drying) cement.
What is an Aqueduct?
An aqueduct is an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.