Hi friends,

Here I am in Segovia, Spain, and behind me is a real Roman aqueduct! Can you guess how old it is?

Scholars believe that its date of completion was sometime between the years of 50-112 A.D.

Romans used the aqueduct to transport water from the Rio Frío in the mountains to the city. The beautiful aqueduct bridge that you can see in the picture is only a part of it. It runs for miles from its source all the way to the city. Many believe that the Romans also built an underground water distribution system.

In the picture above, I am sitting on the old city wall, and behind me is the ancient Alcázar or castle of Segovia. It was built as a fortress, but then became a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy. Today, it is a museum and a military archives building.

Wouldn’t it be fun to play hide and seek in an ancient fortress or around the pillars of an aqueduct?

A Segovia fan,

Peter