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

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  • Byzantine aqueducts of Constantinople outside the city 

    Ruggeri, Francesca
    This dataset is related to the PhD research of Francesca Ruggeri, published in the thesis "Engineering the Byzantine Water Supply of Constantinople: mapping, hydrology and hydraulics of the long aqueducts outside the City" ...