The Aqueduct of Marcius (144 BCE) used as a base for Aqua Felice (1586 CE)
Rome, Park of Aqueducts Photo by Ilya Shurygin

The Aqueduct of Marcius (144 BCE) used as a base for Aqua Felice (1586 CE).

Rome, Park of Aqueducts

Description:
Mixed ancient facing technique (opus mixtum) was used in construction of Aqua Marcia: opus reticulatum, opus latericium and opus quadratum.

The upper part of the aqueduct (Aqua Felice) built in 1585-86 is faced with uncut irregular shaped peaces of tufa  opus incertum.

Camera point:

Latitude: N 41d 51m 8,17s
Longitude: E 12d 33m 23,94s
Map Datum: WGS-84

Credits:
2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Text: Ilya Shurygin

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Keywords: Aqueduct Aqua Marcia Tepula Iulia Julia Felice tufa tuff opus mixtum opus reticulatum opus latericium opus quadratum
History of Ancient Rome