Byzantine aqueducts of Constantinople outside the city

  • Francesca Ruggeri (Creator)
  • Simon Smith (Supervisor)
  • Jim Crow (Supervisor)
  • Martin Crapper (Supervisor)



This dataset is related to the PhD research of Francesca Ruggeri, published in the thesis "Engineering the Byzantine Water Supply of Constantinople: mapping, hydrology and hydraulics of the long aqueducts outside the City" (2018) This aims at providing additional material resulting from the GIS work presented in Chapter 5 of the thesis. Archaeological survey data were available from previous campaigns carried out by Prof. James Crow in the years 1995-2009 in Turkish Thrace. Such data were systematically reassessed and organised by the author to create a comprehensive database of the remains of the Byzantine aqueducts of Constantinople.

This dataset includes:
maps of the Byzantine aqueducts and related features, as image files [map];
map locations viewable in Google Earth/Google Maps, as .kmz files [kmz];
shapefiles of Water Supply route and features for GIS use [shp];
lists of features (bridges, tunnels, channels), as Excel files [excel].

All maps and GIS features were created in ESRI ArcMap by F Ruggeri.

Data Citation

Ruggeri, Francesca. (2018). Byzantine aqueducts of Constantinople outside the city, 2014-2018 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering.
Date made available4 Sept 2018
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverageSept 2014 - Aug 2018
Geographical coverageIstanbul,TR,TURKEY

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