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This aqueduct is the work and initiative of Francisco de Tembleque, a Franciscan from Toledo who had the idea of providing water for his flock.
Work was begun in 1555 and ended 17 years later. It was intended to provide water to the villages of Otumba and Zempoala.
It extends along 48.22 km in 6 land arcades, being the most known the Monumental Archery of Tepeyahualco, which consists on 68 arches. The central arch has a height of 39.65 m in its highest part through which circulates the water channel that runs above the arcade.

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