from the Arabic, according to the wording
This is an aqueduct dated from the Seleucid and in particular the Roman time during the Decapolis. At that time, this city network located in today's Syria, Jordan and Israel, connected major and historical cities.
The aqueduct carried water for the Decapolis and therefore improved the region's development and wealth. By the fall of the city network, which was also caused by several earthquakes of enormous extensions, the derelict Decapolis aqueduct was further rebuild and refurbished over the course of centuries in order to continue its use.
The highlights are the great amount of (supplied springs), the dam and its reservoir at the beginning, the aqueduct bridge which is over 35 meters high, Jisr el Mesari , over the Wadi ez Zedi near today's Deraa and the directly connected tunnel section with a length of approx. 107 kilometers.
Despite interruptions caused by three different bridges, this tunnel is considered as the longest tunnel in the ancient world.
By following the navigation on this website, you find further information to the region and the cities, which are connected to the aqueduct.
These information will continuously completed and present a real scientific database to this outstanding construction. As a matter of course, I am pleased to answer any further questions ( click here for the email contact ). There are many more fields with the potential to be closer studied and examined.
Currently, you are in the main category of Qanat Fir'aun. By following the subpages, some prominent facts about the construction are described in more detail.
Within the content area (on the right) of each website, you find mostly a below link which brings you directly to the Qanat Fir'aun section regardless of reservoir, bridge, substruction or tunnel.
you find further information incl. the exact geolocation by following the links and the subpages.
- a short overview. click here: Die Dekapolis
for detailled information. click here: Orte am und um den Aquädukt
- click here for the bridges of Qanat Fir'aun
- click here for the tunnel sections and its apparent damages
- click here for the existing and overhead remains of the aqueduct and substructions
- click here for information concerning the measurement from then and now
- click here for a brief overview about the most important theses, which are mentioned for the first time ever, or research results
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