Aqueducts

  • News HeadlinesAncient engineers saved hundreds of kilometers of aqueducts from mud during the Byzantine Empire

    Ancient engineers saved hundreds of kilometers of aqueducts from mud during the Byzantine Empire

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Valens Aqueduct was once one of the longest aqueducts of its time. By the 5th century, the inhabitants of Constantinople received water through a canal system named after Emperor Valens, which was over 500 kilometers long. Scientists finally managed to find out exactly how the engineers of the past managed to ensure the purity of such a fantastic structure at that time. Aqueducts are long channels…

  • News HeadlinesAncient aqueducts will be adapted to combat climate problems 1

    Ancient aqueducts will be adapted to combat climate problems

    (ORDO NEWS) — American and Italian experts want to use the existing infrastructure – mostly centuries old and hidden underground – Naples to deal with life-threatening heat waves. You will be surprised how this can work! Architects and design students from Italy and the US have gathered in Naples under the auspices of the Cool City initiative, which is to assess how the city’s centuries-old and sometimes even underground infrastructure…