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The Early, Unappreciated Water-Moving System

The Early, Unappreciated Water-Moving SystemEarly, Unappreciated  Water-Moving  System 118536530625164963.jpg In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting innovation lured the interest and admiration of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the very last mentions of the mechanism. It may have turned out to be dated when the Villa Medici was enabled to get water from the Acqua Felice, the early contemporary channel, in 1592. The easier explanation is that it was forgotten about when Ferdinando left for Florence in 1588, after the demise of his brother Francesco di Medici, to change his rank as cardinal for one as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. #P# Although there were various other relevant water-driven creations either planned or built during the latter part of the sixteenth century, including scenographic water features, giochi d’acqua or water caprices, and melodious water fountains, none were nourished by water like Agrippa’s device.

Water Transport Strategies in Early Rome

Water Transport Strategies in Early Rome Rome’s first raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, people living at higher elevations had to rely on local springs for their water. Over this time period, there were only 2 other technologies capable of providing water to elevated areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which gathered rainwater. In the early 16th century, the city began to use the water that flowed below the ground through Acqua Vergine to deliver drinking water to Pincian Hill. Pozzi, or manholes, were constructed at regular intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. Although they were primarily developed to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to gather water from the channel, starting when he obtained the property in 1543. Even though the cardinal also had a cistern to accumulate rainwater, it didn’t supply sufficient water. Via an opening to the aqueduct that ran below his property, he was able to meet his water demands.

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