A highly visible reminder of the ancient past, the Roman aqueduct of Tyre is represented in numerous travelers' accounts as well as in plans and illustrations. Many of its sections are well preserved, and the half that extends from Ras el-'Ain reservoirs to the Tell Maashouk region is still—remarkably—functioning. The other half, extending from Tell Maashouk to El-Bass, is only partially preserved and has been exposed to both natural and human encroachments. This article details the history and use of this well-known but understudied monument, describes its architectural patterns, and discusses its technical aspects and the construction and repairs that have taken place over the years.

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