Stormdrains’ staying power

Posted: August 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
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 Some technologies just haven’t changed that much in the last two thousand years. Case in point: stormdrains. The picture below is of a Roman Empire stormdrain situated in the ruins of Conimbriga, in central Portugal.

 

Conimbriga stormdrain

 

 The Roman ruins at Conimbriga are a forty-five minute bus ride away from the modern-day city of Coimbra, where this stormdrain picture was taken. 

Coimbra stormdrain

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