Charlemagne's Summit Canal: An Early Medieval Hydro-Engineering Project for Passing the Central European Watershed

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The Central European Watershed divides the Rhine-Main catchment and the Danube catchment. In the Early Medieval period, when ships were important means of transportation, Charlemagne decided to link both catchments by the construction of a canal connecting the Schwabian Rezat and the Altmühl rivers. The artificial waterway would provide a continuous inland… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108194

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@inproceedings{Zielhofer2014CharlemagnesSC, title={Charlemagne's Summit Canal: An Early Medieval Hydro-Engineering Project for Passing the Central European Watershed}, author={Christoph Zielhofer and Eva Leitholdt and Lukas Werther and Andreas Stele and Jens Bussmann and Sven Linzen and Michael Schneider and Cornelius Meyer and Stefanie Berg-Hobohm and Peter Ettel and John P Hart}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2014} }