Aqueduct of segovia

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AQUEDUCT OF SEGOVIA
The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is a Roman aqueduct and one of the most significant andbest-preserved ancient monuments left on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the foremost symbol of Segovia.
Begun in the 1st century AD under EmperorDomitian and probably completed under Trajan in the early 2nd century, the aqueduct brought water to Segovia from the Frío River 10 miles (16km) away.
At its highest point, the water channel is 100 feet off the ground. The visible part of the great structure consists of 800 meters ofgranite blocks, 166 arches, 120 pillars. And not a bit of mortar or cement was used to hold it all together. Instead, the stones were preciselycut to transmit and bear the load in a perfect equilibrium.
Some of the arches in the center of the aqueduct were destroyed during the Muslimconquest of the 9th century, but they were restored in the 15th century by order of the Catholic kings.
Sadly, after surviving remarkably intactfor almost 2,000 years, the aqueduct is now being seriously threatened by the pollution and traffic vibrations of the modern world.
In myopinion is a very beautiful landmark. Some people prefer the modern structures, because they think that they are better, but I think that make thisstructure with only stones is very difficult, and I admire the work of the ancient people. I recommend you to go to Segovia to see this landmark.
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