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Over 100 selected Roman aqueducts: description and photographs This website on over 100 selected Roman aqueducts and related items is a joint effort of Cees Passchier (Mainz, Germany) and Wilke Schram (Utrecht, the Netherlands). Almost all information is based on open literature and own experiences. Most pictures are our own and may be used free only for non-commercial purposes and with the name(s) of the copyright owner(s): Cees W. Passchier, Driek van Opstal, and/or Wilke D. Schram

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"Roman aqueduct"

We went to see the aqueduct, the one sight
of a surly village near the Pyrenees -
surky because there're Cathars? or because
they know they've tricked the visitors who write
the road-signs and the guide-books. It's not Roman
to my eyes - I would swear the man who bled
the river Agly at the valley head
and planted crops and married local women
were Arabs. Straggling back from Poitiers
they hid among these hills, remade their home
here under fruitful clouds and under dolmens
of long-forgotten Franks. Then their pretence
saved them, but still they hate the name of Rome.
They built the aqueduct, but they dare not say.

ALISTAIR ELLIOT

With kind permission of the poet
Fokke and Sukke
sojourned at the wrong side of the border [Limes]
I just heard that the people in Trajectum [Utrecht] already got an aqueduct
...toadies

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