The Archaeology of Rome Volume 7

The Archaeology of Rome Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...repaired and restored to use in the second consulate of Nero (a.d. 56). He mentions foundations and beams only, and especially says it was of little importance. The time of Nero was a great building era in Rome, and he no doubt repaired all the public buildings that required it. '"Nerone secundum, L. Pisone con-erat, volumina inplere: cum ex digni sulibus, pauca memoria digna evenere: tate populi Romani repertum sit, res nisi cui libeat, laudandis fundamentis inlustres annalibus, talia diurnis urbis et trabibus, quis molem amphitheatri actis mandare." (Taciti Annales, lib. apud Campum Martis, Csesar exstrux-xiii. c. 31.) The Great Drain. There is considerable difficulty at the present time (in 1876) in obtaining correct information on the subject of the great drain, which carried off the water from the substructures. The entrance to it from the south-east end, under the entrance for animals, has been mentioned before, with the sluice-gate, which lifted up like a portcullis, and the grooves for it remain. Openings into it, covered with modern iron gratings, are seen in the floor of the passage, and across the mouth of it is an ancient iron grating. This great and deep drain carried the water in a straight line beyond the outer wall of the building, and just at this point a steam engine was placed in the years 1874 and 1875 to pump out the water, which gushed out of the earth a little further on, in the direction of the church of S. Clement, with a divergence to the south towards the Coelian Hill. This water was very abundant, but it appeared more like the continuous stream of an aqueduct than a natural spring" of water; it was at a very low level, quite 30 ft. underground. At a considerably higher level, and near the surface...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567374
  • 9781236567376