суббота, 5 мая 2018 г.

Aqueduct of Father Tembleque. Mexico




foto: Ted McGrath

It is the most important hydraulic engineering work built during the viceroyalty of New Spain in the American continent that had the purpose of conducting water to the villages of Otompan, present Otumba and the Congregation of All Saints currently Zempoala, as well as to other populations Located in its path. The work was planned and directed by a Franciscan friar named Francisco de Tembleque, a native of the province of Toledo, Spain, who arrived in New Spain in 1542 to the town of Otumba, where motivated by the scarcity of water in the region and by The hoarding that existed on the part of the Spanish settlers decides to initiate a work in charge of taking the vital liquid to the natives of this population next to all those that were in the passage. The work has a total length of 48 kilometers, 38 from its source in the skirts of the slopes of the volcano El Tecajete to Otumba, and a bifurcation of 10 kilometers that provided water to the towns of Zacuala and Zempoala.



  foto: Ted McGrath



foto: Ted McGrath



foto: Ted McGrath



  foto: Ted McGrath



      foto: Ted McGrath


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