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Archeologia dell’Acqua Potabile a Milano (Paperback)

Imprint: British Archaeological Reports
Pages: 446
Illustrations: b/w and col illus
ISBN: 9781407316505
Published: 31st May 2018
Casemate UK Academic


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The tenth volume of the Hypogean Archaeology subseries is dedicated to the history of the Civic Aqueduct of Milan (built starting in 1889) and to those architectures designed to draw water from the subsoil: wells and groundwater pumping stations. Water, the fundamental element of life, has since ancient times demanded the creation of systems to capture it and lead it to habited areas. The text offers the reader various cues for thought for understanding the importance of this element and to know the architectures adopted for its grip from the deep aquifers. Furthermore, it presents Italian examples of ordinary wells and ancient aqueducts studied and surveyed by the National Federation of Artificial Cavities (F.N.C.A.), together with a wealth of references to classical texts (Cesare Cesariano, Frontinus, Vitruvius and others) that, trace the ‘path’ of Water Archaeology, and introduces the main topic.

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