The Castellum - Nimes
N 43° 50.563 E 004° 21.356
31T E 608997 N 4855297
Quick Description: This circular distribution tank (5.90 m in diameter, 1.40 m deep) carved in the rock was the point of departure for lead pipes that took water to public fountains and the various parts of the town.
Location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 6:35:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM2BD8
This extra water supply helped to affirm the prestige of Nîmes, giving it Roman style comfort and art of living.
This is also the end point of the aquaduct which was supported by the Pont du Gard (See related waymark).
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.
Admission Fee: Free
24 x 7
Web Site: [Web Link]
Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed
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