Garo Nalbandian

Overgrown with weeds, this arch was once a part of a 15.5-mile-long aqueduct that supplied Hippos with as much as 1,500 cubic meters of water per day from springs to the east.

The aqueduct was built of black basalt, a hard, volcanic rock common to the area. Water flowed through a pipeline created by joining together square stones that had large round openings on the inside. This portion of aqueduct is in the area of Hippos’ eastern gate (12 on drawing).