Roman aqueducts


This site provides a unique source of scientific data. Aqueducts give information on knowledge levels in hydrology and civil engineering in the ancient world, and on the social life and history of cities ...

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The ROMAQ Team

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Cees Passchier, Driek van Opstal, Wilke Schram and Gül Sürmelihindi (from left to right). Cees Passchier is the Curator of the ROMAQ site and responsible for its content. Driek and Wilke have helped to built up the ROMAQ online database over the last 10 years, and continue to do so. They are also running a sister website “roman aqueducts”, which aims to present aqueducts from an educational point of view. Gül Sürmelihindi is a new member of the team, as administrator of the scientific content of the database

Cees Passchier

teaches structural geology at the University of Mainz, Germany, and runs a research project on carbonate deposits in Roman aqueducts. He is an expert on Roman carbonate deposits and on engineering aspects of Roman aqueducts. Cees is the Curator of the ROMAQ website, has set up and maintains the database behind the website. 

Driek van Opstal

is retired and is an expert on the aqueducts of Germany and France. Much of the reference selection for the database,  and digitising work for our digital pdf repository was the work of Driek.

Wilke Schram

works at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and is an expert on basins in Roman aqueducts. Wilke has set up the original roman aqueducts website and is its Curator. The ROMAQ database was originally founded on his work.

Gül Sürmelihindi

is a postdoc who did her PhD on carbonate deposits in Roman aqueducts in Turkey. She is an expert on the geochemistry of carbonate deposits in ancient aqueducts, and is presently working on Roman aqueducts in France, Italy and Spain. Gül maintains the ROMAQ database and is our specialist for aqueducts from Turkey and the Middle East.