Water Shows: Where Does the Water Come From?

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Water Shows: Where Does the Water Come From?

Water Shows have a long history. The first documented swimming pool dates back to 2500 B.C. in Egypt! They used bricks and wooden planks to hold the pools together and gypsum plaster to make the construction watertight. Romans used to fill the Colosseum with water and recreate epic naval battles. They are called “Naumachiae.” In fact, these representations used to take place in many other locations besides the Colosseum— the Naumachiae were part of the Roman tradition and could only be commanded by the Emperor. Not every water show was military; as a matter of fact, the Romans might have been the pioneers of synchronized swimming. There is a series of epigrams written by Martial (1st century A.D.) about the ...
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