Pont du Gard

untitled-1244 million gallons of water coursed over this aqueduct daily. A tiny gradient of 21 inches per mile directed the water for 31 miles. it is one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive remnants.untitled-3

This afternoon was truly memorable as we visited Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is really spectacular! It provided fresh water to the city of Nimes. I knew the Romans were an advanced civilization, in this time the city of Nimes had running water in “well to do” homes and an advanced plumbing system including toilets.The Pont is enormous, spanning the riverbed using giant sculpted blocks of limestone and forming 3 levels of arches. The pictures tell the story much better than words can express.

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