Aqueduct

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Ancient aqueduct.

An aqueduct is a man-made channel that carries water from one place to another. Usually, they are used to supply water to cities and towns. They may also carry water for irrigation, or for hydroelectricity. Pipes, canals, tunnels, and bridges that serve this purpose are all called aqueducts. Some aqueducts carry a canal for boats and ships. The word “aqueduct” comes from the Latin words “aqua” (water) and “ducere” (to lead). Aqueducts have been used since ancient times.[1]

List of major aqueducts[change | edit source]

Ancient Greek aqueducts[change | edit source]

Roman aqueducts[change | edit source]

See also: List of aqueducts in the Roman Empire
Roman aqueduct supplying Carthage, Tunisia

Other aqueducts[change | edit source]

Modern aqueduct

References[change | edit source]

  1. "aqueduct", Britannica CD 2000