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Dioklecijanov akvadukt
Diocletianus Aqueduct
Today's remains of Diocletian Aqueduct at Solin
Carries Diocletianus Aqueduct
Locale Solin, Split, Dalmatia, Croatia
Total length 9 km
Height 16.5 m
Completion date reign of Diocletian (3th Century - 4th Century)

Diocletianus Aqueduct is an aqueduct in Split Croatia constructed by the Roman Empire to supply water to the ancient Diocletian's Palace. The aqueduct was 9 kilometers long from Jadro River to the Diocletian's Palace.

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Diocletian Aqueduct is constructed between the end of 3rd century CE and beginning of the 4th Century. Aqueduct length was about 9 km, a height difference of end points is 33 m.

The aqueduct took water from the Jadro River, 9 kilometers northwest from the Diocletian's Palace (today's Split city center) and brought water to the Palace and surrounding villages.

The best-preserved part of aqueduct near to Dujmovača (Solin) has a maximum height of 16.5 m and a length of 180 m.

Diocletian aqueduct was destroyed in the invasion of Goths in the middle of 6th century CE and did not work for thirteen centuries after that. The first reconstruction of the aqueduct took place during the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (18771880). The aqueduct was abandoned from 1932 when the modern water station Kopilica was built.

Diocletian's aqueduct is currently being restored and should be a pretty impressive monument at the entrance to Split.

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References

  • Joško Belamarić: Dioklecijanov akvedukt, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Uprava za zaštitu kulturne baštine, Konzervatorski odjel, 1999. Split, ISBN 953-6158-07-8.

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