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Water Engineering in the Ancient World

The pictures below show the variety of architectural constructs on three different continents and may inspire readers to delve further into the water systems associated with these different civilizations by reading the detailed analysis in the book.

Pipeline water systems associated with monumental architecture at Petra have been analyzed using FLOW-3D methods
Pipeline water systems associated with monumental architecture at Petra have been analyzed using FLOW-3D methods to demonstrate new aspects of 2000 year old Nabataean technology previously unknown to the history of hydraulics.
Aqueduct system built by the ancient South American Chimu civilization
Aqueduct system built by the ancient South American Chimu civilization in the Jequetepeque Valley of Peru c.1100 AD. FLOW-3D analysis reveals upstream that an upstream multiple choke system carefully regulates the water flow rate to prevent erosion damage during El Nino flood events.
Typical elaborate architecture of the Khmer civilization of Cambodia in the 12th Century AD
Typical elaborate architecture of the Khmer civilization of Cambodia in the 12th Century AD; FLOW-3D groundwater analysis reveals the function of the massive reservoir systems associated with the site to regulate aquifer levels during the dry season.