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  AQUA CLAUDIA AQUEDUCT
AQUA CLAUDIA AQUEDUCT
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The Aqueduct of Claudius (Aqua Claudia Aqueduct) was begun in 38 AD by Caligula and finished in 52 by Claudius; it was fed by the Cerulea and Curzia springs, which are located in the high valley of the Aniene River along the Sublacense street. It was the eighth to be built but the most important among the Roman aqueducts, so that it gained the name of MAGNIFICENTISSIMUS.
A remarkable amount of money was raised for the construction of this aqueduct for which advanced technologies have been employed, furthermore its springs provided a reliable and high quality water, ranking second just below the Aqua Marcia Aqueduct, with which it could exchange water in order to regulate the flow of the two waterworks according to the demand and necessity.
The aqueduct was almost 69 Km long and naearly all of its length was underground, it passed through Tivoli, and went towards the via Praenestina (Prenestina Street); then it bent westward to the Latina Street and, at the seventh mile of the street, nearby the Capannelle, it emerged on to arches for finally flow through the Porta Maggiore.
Slightly to the south, nearby the Porta Maggiore, the Aqueduct of Claudius branched off as an important separate aqueduct, the Nero Aqueduct by Emperor Nero which was built in order to bring water to the Domus Aurea, the artificial lake and the nymphaeum; this new Neronian branch was subsequently extended by Emperor Domitian in order to supply water to the Imperial Palaces on the Palatine Hill.
During the whole Imperial Age the aqueduct of Claudius has been restored several times. The part of the aqueduct located near the Arco di Travertino, was used by Pope Sixtus V for the construction of his Felice Aqueduct.
Nowadays, long sections of this ancient waterwork are still well preserved, some remains can be found near Porta Maggiore, at St John Lateran Square and within the Villa Wolkonsky.
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