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Pictures of the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard, southern France. The ancient Roman City of Nemausus, present day Nimes, became a Roman colony in about 28 BC becoming the capital of the Roman province of Narbonne under Augustus. The city grew quickly to a population of about 60,000 and therefore needed a reliable water supply. This was achieved by building a 50 km (31 miles) long aqueduct from an inland spring at Uzes to Nimes. The aqueduct has to cross a hilly terrain winding around hill...
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