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«Aqueducts’ Defenders Volunteer to Fill Breach in Upkeep of Park»

In their day, Rome’s aqueducts — 11 elevated pipelines that carried more than 3,400 gallons of water per second to the ancient capital — stood as the height of public administration, providing the “best water service in the ancient world and perhaps of any era,” in the words of one archaeologist, Filippo Coarelli.
Today, what remains of the aqueducts has come to stand for something else: the challenges Italy faces in preserving its past while extensive cutbacks in public funding are eroding the maintenance of Italy’s cultural heritage and parks.

Per leggere l’articolo completo di Elisabetta Povoledo su The New York Times del 28 ottobre 2013 clicca qui.