Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

The Aqueduct of Segovia

It was built at the end of first to early second century AD by the Romans during their occupation of the Iberian Peninsula to bring water from the Río Frío about eighteen kilometres away and requiring an elevated section in its final kilometer from the Sierra de Guadarrama to the walls of the old town. This is supported by an engineering achievement of one hundred and sixty-six arches and one hundred and twenty pillars constructed on two levels. It is twenty eight metres high and constructed with over twenty thousand large, rough-hewn granite blocks, which are joined without mortar or clamps and have remained in place for two thousand years.

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8 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

  1. That’s a fabulous shot of the aqueduct! Are they still using it’s ground level bays as a parking lot? 🙂

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  2. Hoping to see this for myself sometime next year when we have a look at Segovia, Avila and Salamanca. What an amazing feat of engineering!

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