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Arch of Drusus (Aqua Antoniniana)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 52.434 E 012° 30.071
33T E 292638 N 4638794
Quick Description: The Arch of Drusus belonged to the no longer existing aqueduct which carried water into the city, in particular serving Caracalla's Baths, about 800 metres - ½ mile west of this spot.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/27/2007 1:41:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM1XGB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member MAntunes
Views: 109

Long Description:
The Aqua Antoniniana was a branch of the Aqua Marcia.

The only aqueduct built by a Praetor (Q. Marcius Rex), the Aqua Marcia was constructed between 144 and 140 B.C.. The Marcia provided clean water to the city that was expanding as a result of military success against Carthage and Macedonia. Its source was a compilation of a series of springs located on the right bank of the Upper Anio, several underground "catchment" channels and the run-off from the slopes of the Simbruini ridge. The Marcia, incorporating both sub-channels and arches, entered the city through the Porta Maggiore and terminated in a large tank on the Viminal hill, located north of Diocletian's Baths. Near the Porta Tiburtina, however, a branch of the Marcia, called the Rivus Herculaneus, diverged from its original path only to transverse the Caelian Hill and terminate at the Aventine Hill. Finally in A.D. 212, Caracalla added another secondary channel, the Aqua Antoniniana, near Torfiscale, in order to supply water to his baths. The Aqua Marcia was the longest aqueduct spanning 91 km and yielded 190,000 m3 per day
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When was it built?: Not listed

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