Messages under the city
Do you know what lies right under our feet, in Athens?
An ancient underground tunnel, 23.5 km long, which brings water from Parnitha to Dexameni in Kolonaki for 1900 years. It is the Hadrian’s Aqueduct!
And this is the first game app that takes you to its magical, underground world!
EYDAP, within the framework of this project, proceeds to the design and implementation of an attractive digital mobile application, aiming to highlight the historical importance of the Hadrian’s Aqueduct, the complexity of its design and its historical importance as well as to raise public awareness of the possible uses of its water.
Download the application and connect to the Hadrian’s Aqueduct! Discover its secrets! When you sign in, you immediately connect with one of the Hadrian’s Aqueduct wells and you are able to read the messages that float in it.
Find the wells on the map and find out the exact places the Hadrian’s Aqueduct passes through. Spot one of the 228 visible wells and walk in the city to discover them. Do you think that its water flows under your neighborhood?
Go over a well, open the app and “lift” the messages that are currently flowing through the Hadrian Aqueduct, literally under your feet. “Drop” your own virtual message in one of the Hadrian’s Aqueduct
wells and let the water carry it, until some other user lifts it from one of the next wells. Explore how the aqueduct’s water might be useful to you.
The DROP A MESSAGE application was implemented by EYDAP as part of the Cultural H.ID.R.A.N.T. project, with the aim of highlighting the historical importance of the Hadrian’s Aqueduct, the complexity of its design and its historical importance as well as raising public awareness of the possible uses of its water.
Visit www.culturalhidrant.eu, find out more about Cultural H.ID.R.A.N.T., the Hadrian’s Aqueduct as well as the project of highlighting the monument and putting it to use as a water resource.