Travel to Spain and learn about the architecture of Segovia where you can see functional Roman aqueducts.
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When there weren’t building structures to cross the water, they were building them to carry it. Roman aqueducts are brilliant in both concept and construction. Using gravity, they were designed to move water from giant hill top reservoirs into the cities below.
The Segovia Aqueduct was built during the time of Emperor—in the 1st Century and it’s one of the finest in the world today.
Although there are over 20,000 stone in the aqueduct, there isn’t an ounce of mortar between them. Everything is held in place by gravity and design.
Still faithfully performing its service of bringing water into the city up to 2000 years, Segovia’s aqueduct is an engineering marvel and architectural masterpiece that has literally withstood the test of time.
Though the Roman period ended during the 5th Century, the Roman influence on Spanish culture is still visible. In the language law, government, religion and the great architectural monuments and structures they have left scattered across the Iberian Peninsula.
By the 5th Century AD, the Roman Empire was finished and German tribes known as the Visigos inherited the peninsula. However, their role at the helm would be short lived and their monuments few. A much more powerful, organized and developed culture was coming from the south.