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Roman drainage pipes in Palmyra


Roman drainage pipes in Palmyra

Roman drainage pipes in Palmyra (Syria). An example of the engineering genius of the ancient Romans.

Vitruvius in his work De architectura raises the issue of supplying water from sources to cities.

Water is conducted in three ways, either in streams by means of channels built to convey it, in leaden pipes or in earthen tubes, according to the following rules.

Vitruvius, De architectura, VIII

Sources

  • Szolginia Witold, Architektura, Warszawa 1992

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