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: αρχιτεκτονική architectura architecture architettura architektur architecture ρώμη rome roma rom rome aqueduct aqua marcia tepula iulia julia felice tufa tuff opus mixtum opus reticulatum opus latericium opus quadratum
History of Ancient Rome