Archaeologists uncover ancient Rome aqueduct


Channel: euronews (in English)
Duration: 1:7
Description: Archaeologists have uncovered what could be Rome’s oldest aqueduct. The ancient structure was recently unearthed during the construction of a ventilation shaft for the Italian capital’s new metro line. The aqueduct is believed to be around 2,300 years old dating from the 3rd century BC. Measuring some 32 metres long, experts say such a discovery is extremely rare given how deep the section of the aqueduct is.
Published: April 6, 2017 5:06 pm

Ancient Roman Industrial Watermills


Channel: eIectrostatic
Duration: 0:8
Description: A description of two ancient Roman watermill complexes, the Janiculum watermill complex at Rome and the Barbegal watermill complex near Arles in southern France. The watermill complex at Barbegal has been referred to as “the greatest known concentration of mechanical power in the ancient world”. Apart from water-powered flour mills, water-powered sawmills for cutting marble and stone were also in use in the Roman Empire, for instance the 3rd century Hierapolis sawmill.
Published: December 15, 2010 8:57 am