Water and Ice

Controlling Water

Were the Romans the only civilization to develop water resources in an advanced way

No, recent excavations in Henan Province in China uncovered a network of clay pipes built during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (1122 to 256 B.C.E.); the pipes were connected to many reservoirs around the cities. This use of technology may actually pre-date Roman water works.

Romans constructed this aqueduct in 22 B.C.E. near Caesarea, a town now located in Israel between Tel Aviv and Haifa (photo by Paul A. Tucci).

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