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Pont du Gard

Our second work team visited Pont du Gard for an afternoon tourist trip. Photo credit: Dan Tate
Pont du Gard is the largest Roman aqueduct still standing today
The original aqueduct carried water 31 miles, with an average grade of about 1:3,000 Photo credit: Dan Tate
It was constructed from 19BC to about 60AD. That means it was under construction during the earthly life of Jesus Christ.
It’s hard to capture the scale of the bridge, which is almost 1,500 feet long. A human is about three bricks tall. Here we are at the base of the second of the three levels. Photo credit: Dan Tate
If you look carefully, you can see little tiny people walking across at the base of the second level, where we are standing in the next picture above.

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