Engineering the Byzantine water supply of Constantinople
Using an engineering perspective to explore the Byzantine-era water supply of Constantinople. From the longest and flattest aqueduct of the Roman/Late-Antique period to a complex network of water storage cisterns within the city, this project investigates how engineers can work with archaeologists and archaeological data to provide a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure which was fundamental to the success of one of the most important cities in history.
Image: "A view of the 1600 year old Kurşunlugerme Bridge in Thrace, one of 102 bridges required to bring water into Constantinople". Ward K. CC-BY
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This dataset is related to the PhD research of Francesca Ruggeri, published in the thesis "Engineering the Byzantine Water Supply of Constantinople: mapping, hydrology and hydraulics of the long aqueducts outside the City" ...