Ancient hydraulic works

Ephesus Aqueduct

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Hellenistic
Types: Aqueduct
Operation era:
Location: Asia Minor (today Turkey) - Ephesus
  • K. B. Celik: Historical development of Pipeline Systems Used for Water Conveyance in Turkey, IWA Specialized Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations, Turkey 2012

Ephesus Aqueduct was constructed around 500 B.C. and it was consisted by lead pipes. The pipes had 8 cm inner diameter, 4.5 cm wall thickness and 60 cm length. The marble joints, were used to connect the pipes, had an internal diameter of 18 cm and a length of 35 cm.

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