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Mogontiacum (Mainz)


The aqueduct of Mainz. Photo Anita Bronner.
The aqueduct of Mainz
Mogontiacum: Roman city, capital of Germania Superior, important military base, modern Mainz.
 
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Aqueduct

The aqueduct of Roman Mainz, was built after 70 CE, by soldiers of the recently founded First Legion Adiutrix and the old Fourteenth Legion Gemina. It was part of a series of construction works, which included the rebuilding of the legionary fortress on the Kaestrich, this time made out of stone. 

Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier.
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier (order; review)
The aqueduct of Mainz. Photo Anita Bronner.
The aqueduct of Mainz
The new aqueduct brought water to the bathhouse. It had a length of no less than nine kilometer. The source was near a village now called Finthen (from Latin fontes), and the remains of the arches can still be seen along a street that is called "An den Römersteinen" ("near the Roman rocks").

A satellite photo of the remains of the aqueduct is here.

Thanks

... to Anita and Fred Bronner, for the photos.


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