Nero's Aqueduct (Arcus Neroniani) near Porta Maggiore, Rome: view from via Severino Grattoni

RIBApix ref no RIBA25652
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1968
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/384 (ES4057.3)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Built by the Emperor Nero in 54-68 AD, this aqueduct drew water from the Aqua Claudia and brought it into Nero's imperial palace, the Domus Aurea. It followed the underground path of the Aqua Appia Aqueduct towards the Colosseum valley by crossing as an arched aqueduct the Caelian Hill.

Subject tags

arches, ruins, aqueducts