It’s Ancient History

Roman aquaduct near Nimes France

The Pont du Gard  is an aqueduct in southern France.   Built by the Romans in the 1st C AD, it carried an estimated 44,000,000 gallons of water a day to the citizens of Nimes.  Serious flooding  over the years has washed away other bridges  of more recent construction in the area, but the Pont du Gard still stands two thousand years later.

Nearby is an olive tree …

Olive tree

and beside the olive tree is a plaque with the inscription: Continue reading “It’s Ancient History”