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« Reply #75 on: March 07, 2008, 09:16:14 pm »



Valens Aqueduct in Constantinople.
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« Reply #76 on: March 07, 2008, 09:17:03 pm »



Valens Aqueduct in Constantinople.
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« Reply #77 on: March 07, 2008, 09:18:13 pm »



View of the Valens Aqueduct seen from the street, in Istanbul.
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« Reply #78 on: March 07, 2008, 09:19:17 pm »



View of the Valens Aqueduct seen from the street, in Istanbul.
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« Reply #79 on: March 07, 2008, 09:20:24 pm »



View of the Valens Aqueduct seen from the street, in Istanbul.
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« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2008, 09:23:04 pm »



Imagen del Acueducto

Valens Aqueduct, Istanbul, Turkey

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« Reply #81 on: March 08, 2008, 10:13:45 pm »

Aspendos

Aspendos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in Antalya province of Turkey. It is located 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) north of Serik.

Aspendus was an ancient city in Pamphylia, Asia Minor, located about 25 miles (40 km) east of the modern city of Antalya, Turkey. It was situated on the Eurymedon River about 10 miles (16 km) inland from the Mediterranean Sea. The Greek spelling of the name is Aspendos. According to tradition, the city was founded around 1000 B.C. by Greeks who may have come from Argos. The wide range of its coinage throughout the ancient world indicates that, in the 5th century B.C., Aspendus had become the most important city in Pamphylia. At that time the Eurymedon River was navigable as far as Aspendus, and the city derived great wealth from a trade in salt, oil, and wool.

In 333 B.C. Aspendus paid Alexander the Great a levy to avoid being garrisoned, but it ignored its agreements with him and later was occupied. In 190 B.C. the city surrendered to the Romans, who later pillaged it of its artistic treasures. Toward the end of the Roman period the city began a decline that continued throughout Byzantine times.

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« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2008, 10:15:06 pm »



The theatre Aspendos.
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« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2008, 10:18:09 pm »

Roman structures

Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theater of antiquity. With diameter of 96 meters (315 ft), the theater provided seating for 7,000.

The theater was built in 155 by the Greek architect Zenon, a native of the city, during the rule of Marcus Aurelius. In the 13th century, the stage building was coverted into a palace by Seljuqs of Rum.

In order to keep with Hellenistic traditions, a small part of the theater was built so that it leaned against the hill where the Citadel (Acropolis) stood, while the remainder was built on vaulted arches. The high stage served to seemingly isolate the audience from the rest of the world. The scaenae frons or backdrop, has remained intact. The 8.1 meter (27 ft) sloping reflective wooden ceiling over the stage has been lost over time. Post holes for 58 masts are found in the upper level of the theater. These masts supported a velarium or awning that could be pulled over the audience to provide shade.

Still used today for concerts, festivals and events, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architect's success.

Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora, nymphaeum and 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) of Roman aqueduct.

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Aspendos Roman Aquaduct, Turkey
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« Reply #88 on: March 08, 2008, 10:34:39 pm »



Ruin of the Aqueduct of Aspendos, Asia Minor (Turkey)
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« Reply #89 on: March 08, 2008, 11:06:25 pm »



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aqueducts_in_the_Roman_Empire

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