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