Dam In Continuous Use

A rock-filled dam on the Orontes River in Syria, is thought to be dated from 1300 BCE, thus being a dam still in continuous use. Continue reading

Dara Dam the First Arch Dam

On the present day border of Syria and Turkey, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, the Byzantine Romans built an arched dam called Dara Dam, circa 550 CE. Continue reading

River Navigation by Locks

By 70 CE the Chinese were using locks for river navigation. Continue reading