Ancient hydraulic works

Demophon - Attalos aqueduct

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Hellenistic
Types: Aqueduct
Operation era: Hellenistic
Location: Asia Minor (today Turkey) - Pergamon
  • G. De Feo, P. Laureano, L. W. Mays and A. N. Aggelakis: Water supply management technologies in the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, Evolution of Water Supply through the Millennia, London, 2012

Demophon and Attalos are two similar parallel pipelines, made by terracotta pipes with inner diameter of 18cm and length of 50-60 cm. Demophon aqueduct had an inverted siphon with pressure head 2 m. Both aqueducts were beneath the ground.

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