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Glanum Dam
Impounds Vallon de Baume
Locale Glanum (Saint-Rémy-de-Provence), Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Length 18 m
Height 12 m
Width (at base) 3.9 m
Opening date 1st c. BC

The Glanum Dam was a Roman arch dam at Glanum, close to modern-day (Saint-Rémy-de-Provence), Bouches-du-Rhône, France. Dating to the 1st century BC, it is the earliest known dam of its kind.[1]


  1. ^ Smith 1971, pp. 33–35; Schnitter 1978, pp. 31f.; Schnitter 1987a, p. 12; Schnitter 1987b, p. 80; Hodge 2000, p. 332, fn. 2


  • Hodge, A. Trevor (2000), "Reservoirs and Dams", in Wikander, Örjan, Handbook of Ancient Water Technology, Technology and Change in History, 2, Leiden: Brill, pp. 331–339, ISBN 90-04-11123-9  
  • Schnitter, Niklaus (1978), "Römische Talsperren", Antike Welt 8 (2): 25–32 (31f.)  
  • Schnitter, Niklaus (1987a), "Verzeichnis geschichtlicher Talsperren bis Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts", in Garbrecht, Günther, Historische Talsperren, Stuttgart: Verlag Konrad Wittwer, pp. 9–20, ISBN 3-87919-145-X  
  • Schnitter, Niklaus (1987b), "Die Entwicklungsgeschichte der Bogenstaumauer", in Garbrecht, Günther, Historische Talsperren, Stuttgart: Verlag Konrad Wittwer, pp. 75–96, ISBN 3-87919-145-X  
  • Smith, Norman (1971), A History of Dams, London: Peter Davies, ISBN 0432150900  

Further reading

  • Agusta-Boularot, S.; Paillet, J.L. (1997), "Le Barrage et l'Aqueduc Occidental de Glanum: le Premier Barrage-Voûte de l'Histoire des Techniques?", Revue Archéologique 1: 27–78  
  • Benoit, Fernand (1935), "Le Barrage et l'Aqueduc Romains de Saint-Rémy de Provence", Revue des Études Anciennes: 331–340  

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