Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tarragona - Spain

A new unesco card from Spain, today in my mailbox, sent by Mari "marilavado".

"The Aqüeducte de les Ferreres (also known as Pont del Diable, English: Devil's Bridge) is an aqueduct in Spain constructed by the Roman Empire to supply water to the ancient city of Tarraco. The aqueduct is located 4 kilometers north of Tarragona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. The aqueduct is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco, which was added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2000.
The aqueduct took water from the Francolí river, 15 kilometers north of Tarragona. It probably dates from the time of Augustus. The aqueduct has a maximum height of 27 m and a length of 249 m, including the ends where the specus runs on a wall. It was composed by two orders of archs: upper with 25 archs, lower with 11, all with the same diameter of 20 Roman feet (5,9m) with a variation of 15 cm. The distance between centres of the pillars is 26 Roman feet (7,95m)." - in: wikipedia

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