Aqueduct of Claudius (Aqua Claudia)
1st century CE. Rome, Park of AqueductsPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Aqueduct of Claudius (Aqua Claudia).

1st century CE.

Rome, Park of Aqueducts.

Double concrete arches with brick facing reinforcing from inside the stone arches of aqua Claudia, built in the course of repair works in Hadrianic period.

Core material — pozzolan concrete (opus caementicum), facing— baked bricks (opus latericium).
Arches of 38-52 A.D. made of peperino and tufa were demolished and stone blocks were used in construction of the new aqueduct (Aqua Felice) in 1585 A.D.

Camera point:

Latitude: N 41d 50m 47,46s
Longitude: E 12d 33m 36,76s

© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© 2010. Details: Ilya Shurygin.
Keywords: αρχιτεκτονική architectura architecture architettura architektur ρώμη rome roma rom aqueduct caligula claudius aqua claudia anio novus pozzolan concrete opus caementicum quadratum tuff tufa peperino lapis albanus specus