Roman aqueducts

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aqueduct ID: 295
name: ACTIA NICOPOLIS
modern name: Palaio Préveza
other names (Mod/Clas): Νικόπολις
aqueduct name:
country: Greece
age: Roman
period:
length (km): 70
dimension WxH (m): x
volume (m³/day):
mean gradient (m/km): 1.14
DestinationTown
notes:

city founded by Octavianus- Augustus after his victory at Actium : 2 September 31 BC doukellis1995 gives total aqueduct length as 70 km ( bases for calculation of gradient 0.0114% ) Loss of height : ca 80 m other sources mention a length of 50 km = gradient 0.16 % = 1.60 m / km

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