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What have the Romans ever given us – Pont du Gard?

By on October 24, 2016
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Pont du Gard, France

The Pont du Gard is a very early Roman Aqueduct which crosses the River Gardon in Southern France. It was built as part of a fifty kilometre system to carry water from the fresh water springs in Uzes to the thriving city of Nimes.

Considering that it was built between 40-60 AD, the system and the bridge was a colossal undertaking and nothing short of an engineering marvel for its time. There is a very informative museum on the site which allows you to understand the importance of water to the Romans and how the bridge was constructed, definitely worth the visit.

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