National Geographic : 1937 Mar
WITH THIS AQUEDUCT, ROME SAVED CONQUERED CARTHAGE FROM DEATH BY THIRST Restored time and again to carry pure water from Zaghouan to Carthage and Tunis, this structure dating from about the time ofHadrian has now been replaced by an underground pipe line which follows approximately the same route. Where 70-foot arches bridged the valley of the Miliane, ahidden siphon now does the trick. Of the 60 miles or more of the original aqueduct, only a few miles still stand. The thrilling account of how Spendius and Matho entered Carthage through this conduit is one of the bright spots in Flaubert's novel "Salammbo" (Chapter IV).