Fresh water was supplied to the bustling city of Ceasarea via this aquaduct built by the Romans around the time of Christ. Water comes from a spring near the base of Mt. Carmel, about eight miles north.
Imagine the engineering and planning it took to build this magnificent structure. The water flows by gravity alone, no pumps, so the trough had to flow downhill continuously for eight miles, over hill and dale to its final destination. If the grade selected for the trough was too steep, the trough ends up far short of its goal.
What’s more impressive, the route from Mt. Carmel went over rocky and mountainous terrain; over 4 miles was cut through solid rock. Now that is engineering!
Thought for the Day: Therefore O students, study mathematics and do not build without foundations. Leonardo da Vinci