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Oct 15, 2015 - Pont du Gard

The first of many historical sites on my trip was the Pont du Gard, located in the South of France. It is a monument of Roman architecture that served to carry water from the city of Uzes to Nimes. Nimes was a growing settlement at the time, but the closest sufficient source of water was over 50 kilometers away (4). This obviously posed a problem, so the Romans devised a genius plan to build an aqueduct, an artificial channel for conveying water, that would cross River Gardon and only descend 17 kilometers over the span of the 50 kilometer...

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