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Roman Droughts Research Paper

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ROMAN AQUEDUCTS Water supply is crucial for surviving in Israel. Because it has always been a necessity, supply methods have been perfected over the centuries. In early times, people only settled in proximity to water sources like wells and springs. Later, rock cutting techniques developed and people started to build cisterns under houses to store the rainfall water and to be able to survive during the periods of droughts. Thanks to this invention, hundredths of people could move to better protected areas. Big cities also started to build underground tunnels to reach remote springs. (http://www.biblewalks.com/info/Aqueducts.html) During the Hellenistic period aqueducts were invented. To bring water from one place to another, they used gravity.

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