Pont du Gard
The magnificent Pont du Gard spanning the Gardon River in southern France. This feat of Roman engineering and architecture was built in the first century CE to bring water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus, modern-day...
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (l. 64/62 – 12 BCE) was Augustus' (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE) most trusted and unshakably loyal general and his right-hand man in the administration of the city of Rome. Although his name is forever connected with the...
Water Conduit at Augusta Raurica
Via a subterranean masonry, an ancient Roman water conduit brought Augusta Raurica water from the River Ergolz. Just outside the town wall the conduit merged into an aqueduct, which in turn funneled the water into a water tower where it was...
Aqua Claudia, Rome
The surviving arches of the Aqua Claudia (Claudian Aqueduct) in Rome. Completed in the 1st century CE.
Arches, Pont Du Gard, France
A detail of the Pont Du Gard Roman aqueduct, 1st century CE, Southern France.
Roman Aqueduct of Nicopolis
The Roman aqueduct at Nicopolis in Epirus, Italy. Nicopolis was founded in 29 BCE by Augustus (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE), and is notable for being the home of the philosopher Epictetus (c. 50 CE - c. 130 CE) after his exile by Domitian (r. 81 -...
Roman Aqueduct, Lesbos
The Roman aqueduct on the Greek island of Lesbos. Located near the village of Moría and intended to bring water to the city-state of Mytilene. Built around 200 BCE.
An illustration of a breastshot waterwheel, used, for example, by the Romans to power mills for grinding grain.
Provence, France: Pont du Gard and Nîmes
More info about travel to Provence: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/france/provence In this video, we'll travel to France's Provence region to explore the Pont du Gard aqueduct and more Roman architecture in Nîmes. At http://www.ricksteves.com...
Innovations & Architecture in Ancient Rome
Innovations Innovation architecture roman ancient Rome Aqueducts Bridges Basilicas Roman baths Temples Theatres Amphitheatres Triumphal Arches The Horrea Corinthian Doric Ionic Patronage