Aqua Claudia was an ancient Roman aqueduct that, like the Anio Novus, was begun by Emperor Caligula (12–41 AD) in 38 AD and finished by Emperor Claudius (10 BC – 54 AD) in 52 AD.Together with the Aqua Anio Vetus, Aqua Anio Novus, and Aqua Marcia it is regarded as one of the "four great aqueducts of Rome."RouteIts main springs, the Caeruleus and Curtius, were situated 300 paces to the left of the 38th milestone of the Via Sublacensis.The total length was 45–46 miles (c. 69 km) most of which was underground. The flow was about 190000 cubic metres in 24 hours. Directly after its filtering tank, near the seventh mile of the Via Latina, it finally emerged onto arches, which increase in height as the ground falls toward the city, reaching over 100 feet.It is one of the two ancient aqueducts that flowed through the Porta Maggiore, the other being the Anio Novus. It is described in some detail by Frontinus in his work published in the later 1st century, De aquaeductu.Nero extended the aqueduct with the Arcus Neroniani to the Caelian hill and Domitian further extended it to the Palatine when the Aqua Claudia could provide all 14 Roman districts with water.Put Aqua Claudia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rome driving holiday planner.
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Along with Aqua Anio Vetus, Aqua Anio Novus, and Aqua Marcia, Aqua Claudia is regarded as one of the four great aqueducts of Rome. Aqua Claudia was started by Emperor by Caligula (12 - 41 A.D.) in 38.... more »
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This was the highest aquaeduct they ever built in Rome. Height of the arches in Rome 30m!!!! Length 67km constantly decreasing in height by about 1 degree. Amount of water per day: 190000 cbm. Enough for 1 million people...You can see the Caelean hill on the other side of the street and a ruin at its top, the Dolabella-Arch. Yes, they brought the water from there..
Roman aqueduct reaching great height to deliver water to Palatine hill.
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