Latest Roman aqueduct Stories

2014-03-07 23:21:58

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Notes 50th Anniversary of California State Water Project and “Genius” of Former Gov. Pat Brown. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 California is experiencing the worst extended drought in the state’s history, with no end in sight. According to radio host and water champion Sharon Kleyne, without the foresight of former California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, who established the California State Water Project (SWP) 50 years...

2010-05-12 05:55:00

On Tuesday, archeologists said they have uncovered a 14th-century aqueduct that supplied water to Jerusalem for about 600 years along a route dating back to the time of Jesus. Photographs from the late 19th century showed the aqueduct in use by the city's Ottoman rulers, about 600 years after its construction in 1320.  The photo shows an inscription dating back to the early days of the aqueduct. The aqueduct was found during repairs to the city's modern-day water system.  Yehiel...

2010-05-04 14:38:57

A water feature found in the Maya city of Palenque, Mexico, is the earliest known example of engineered water pressure in the new world, according to a collaboration between two Penn State researchers, an archaeologist and a hydrologist. How the Maya used the pressurized water is, however, still unknown. "Water pressure systems were previously thought to have entered the New World with the arrival of the Spanish," the researchers said in a recent issue of the Journal of Archaeological...

2010-01-31 07:00:00

Two British filmmakers claim to have found the headwaters of Aqua Traiana, a 1,900-year-old aqueduct built by the Emperor Trajan in 109 A.D. The long-sought source of the aqueduct that brought clean fresh water to ancient Rome lies beneath a pig pasture and a ruined chapel near the Italian capital. Edward O'Neill told the AFP news agency, "The existence of the aqueduct was known, but we thought it was from the medieval era." "Not only is it Roman, but it is from Trajan's time and we found its...

2009-08-19 13:52:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqueduct Gaming LLC, a coalition of New York companies bidding for the right to redevelop and operate video lottery gaming at Aqueduct Racetrack, today released details of its proposal aimed at ensuring that Queens' community character and concerns are fully addressed in the project. Aqueduct Gaming's plan includes several features and initiatives based on community discussions and research completed last week by the Siena College Research Institute. In a...

2008-06-18 18:00:00

By BEN SCHOFIELD WATER giant United Utilities (UU) are planning a 33-mile pipeline linking Liverpool and Greater Manchester. The company is in talks with more than 200 landowners and the eight councils along the proposed route. The pounds 125m scheme will be one of the biggest engineering projects the water company has ever attempted, linking Prescot reservoir in Merseyside with Woodgate Hill reservoir in Bury, Greater Manchester. Ian McAulay, UU's managing director of capital...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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