Aqueduct 2

Aqueduct  2

View looking northwest at a portion of the well–preserved aqueduct as it passes through a low area.  This low portion of the "U-shaped" siphon is 0.6 mi. [0.9 km.] long and 18 ft. [5.5 m.] wide.  Because of its significant width, some have suggested that it served as a roadway over this marshy area.  It is preserved to a height of 50 ft. [15 m.].

The canal in the picture, which flows from right to left, is not associated with the aqueduct, but in Roman times, the aqueduct spanned this swampy area.

For another view, and additional description, of the aqueduct as it passes through this low area click here.

For brief a description of the significance of Aspendos click here.

Photo courtesy of Linda Kane.