Storm discovered remains of Roman aqueduct in Spain | Photo: ADIP
There was an accidental discovery in the Spanish city of Cadiz (Spain). After a storm that passed through the local Cortadura beach, the inhabitants found the remains of a Roman aqueduct and a stone road.
Residents began their own “excavations” immediately after the discovery. However, upon the news of the discovery, the city authorities delegated appropriate services to evaluate the artifacts. One of the finds are fragments of a road that dates back to the 16th or 17th century. In addition, the storm brought out the remains of the aqueduct at Gades (Latin name for the city), which dates back to the 1st century CE. Two fragments of the building are still connected with mortar.
The aqueduct at Gades was about 75 km long and was taking water from the Tempul spring in San José del Valle. It is believed that this aqueduct was one of the greatest achievements of Roman water engineering in Spain.