Ancient hydraulic works

Nymphaio aqueduct

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Roman
Types: Aqueduct
Operation era: Roman
Location: Greece - Olympia

The Nymphaio aqueduct was constructed by Herodes from Attica in the 150 A.D. to honor his wife Rigilla, while it was in the same time an important hydraulic work for the sanctuary. The building comprised of an orthogonal aqueduct and a semi circular behind the former that was surrounded by a semi circular tripod constituted by 11 niches. In the aqueducts the water from the surrounding Olympia hills was gathered and it was distributed to the sanctuary via a stone aqueduct.

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