Cunicoli di Claudio

Cunicoli di Claudio, Avezzano

Cunicoli di Claudio
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA444 contributions
Success of Caesar Claudius administration
May 2019 • Solo
My photo is of the statue of Caesar Claudius found in The Round Room of The Vatican Museum. After doing some reading, I thought it was noteworthy that amongst some of the infrastructure projects completed under Claudius, this 4 mile tunnel is pretty significant. It was a huge drainpipe for Lake Fucino. At 320 cubic ft per second, it’s not even close to the Niagara Falls at 85,000 cubic feet per second. But, it is close to the water supply for a small town. It has a slope of 8 feet per mile which is impressive for the year 20 AD. It took 11 years to cut through a mountain and dump into the Liri River. And, it turned out to be a huge boost to the Roman economy because it turned a lot of the land into very arable and furtile agricultural soil.
Written 21 July 2019
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Davide M
Avezzano, Italy112 contributions
Down into earht and history
Jun 2015 • Friends
When Emperor Claudius decided to dry out Lake Fucinus, the slaves dug into Mount Salviano to let the operation possible.
Going down into the "heart of the earth" isn't just a walk, is like going back in time and being able to look how men worked when the world was so different.
I do recomend this visit to everyone who has an interest in history, or who simply enjoys a more "adventurous" walk into some darkness.
Written 9 April 2016
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