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Title: Construction and inauguration of Wignacourt's aqueduct 1610-1615
Authors: Grima, Joseph F.
Keywords: Wignacourt, Alof de, 1547-1622
Wignacourt Arch (Fleur-de-Lys, Malta)
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Aqueducts -- Malta -- History
Wignacourt Aqueduct (Fleur-de-Lys, Malta)
Issue Date: 2019-04-21
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Grima, J. F. (2019, April 21). Construction and inauguration of Wignacourt's aqueduct 1610-1615. The Sunday Times of Malta, pp. 58-59.
Abstract: On April 21, 1615, Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt inaugurated the first freshwater supply system to Valletta. Hitherto, the supply of water to Malta’s capital city had been a big problem because only negligible subterranean freshwater reserves were known to exist on the city site. In fact, fresh water for drinking purposes was obtained from the Marsa spring of Għajn Filep, which meant a boat journey of about five kilometres. In the event of a siege, even this spring would be denied to the Valletta inhabitants.
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