Ancient hydraulic works

Pergamon aqueduct

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Hellenistic
Types: Siphon, Aqueduct
Operation era:
Location: Asia Minor (today Turkey) - Pergamon
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Pergamon aqueduct was constructed to carry water from the mountains north to Pergamos to Selinus valley. The aqueduct was consisted by an inverted siphon and terracotta pipes, with inner diameter 0.13 m and length 0.6 m. The maximum pressure of the siphon was around 25 m.

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