Ancient hydraulic works

Naxos aqueduct

Hydrosystem:Naxos Island
Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Archaic
Types: Aqueduct
Operation era: Archaic, Roman
Location: Greece - Naxos Island
  • N. Zarkadoulas, D. Koutsoyiannis, N. Mamassis and A. N. Angelakis : A brief history of urban water management in ancient Greece, Evolution of Water Supply through the Millennia,UK, 2012

Naxos aqueduct was constructed in sixth century BC, to transfer water from Melanes to the coastal ancient town of Naxos. The aqueduct had length over 11 km and it was consisted by clay pipes, 1 m beneath the ground, with diameter about 0.3 m. The slope was between 1 to 4%.

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