Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > History Revealed > November 2017 > How Did They Do That?

How Did They Do That?


A marvel of ancient engineering, these water systems have become icons of an empire


Water is the life source of civilisation. Today, we have sophisticated systems to collect, store and channel fresh drinking water, but ancient societies had only limited technologies to keep people in their cities well-quenched. Though evidence of such engineering can be found across the ancient world, none compare to that invented by the Romans: the aqueduct. This system used gravity to carry water huge distances from its source, through a network of downward sloping tunnels and bridges. An incredible feat of engineering, it was only recently that this technology was surpassed.

The Pont du Gard in southern France is one of the world’s bestpreserved aqueducts
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of History Revealed - November 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - November 2017
Or 599 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.14 per issue
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.31 per issue
Or 5599 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.31 per issue
Or 2799 points

View Issues

About History Revealed

"With the release of Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench, we uncover the story behind Queen Victoria's love affair with India. From the dawn of the British Empire to Indian Independence, follow the Crown's tumultuous rule of the subcontinent. Also inside, get a blow-by-blow of the first mass tank battle of World War I, and find out how these machines have developed over the last 100 years. You can also meet the real Prince of Persia, Xerxes, and find out what happened after his infamous fight against 300 Spartans."