What did the Romans do for us? Aqueducts and the art of Roman water management

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Research published here today in Scientific Reports by Dr. Gül Sürmelihindi finds that carbonate deposits formed in Roman aqueducts provide a window onto the environment and water management in antiquity. In this paper the researchers, including Professor Andrew Wilson, present a discovery from the aqueduct of Divona (Cahors, France) where exceptionally well preserved multiple periodic cleaning traces in aqueduct carbonate deposits are documented as a first example where the periodicity of cleaning in an urban water supply aqueduct can be established.

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