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Mapping Rome’s aqueducts

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Archaeologists are employing the use of GPS, lasers and robots to map Rome’s ancient aqueducts.

They abseil down access wells and clamber through crevices to access the 11 aqueducts that supplied Rome, which still run for hundreds of kilometres underground and along stunning viaducts.

The mission of these “speleo-archaeologists” is to update the last above-ground map of the network compiled at the beginning of the 20th century by British Roman archaeologist Thomas Ashby.

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Story: News24 | Photo: Filippo Monteforte, AFP

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