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Aqueduct of the Gier

Ancient Roman aqueduct
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Address : Route des Pins 40, Chaponost, France     Google maps

This Roman aqueduct was built to provide water to the city of Lugdunum (today known as Lyon). It starts on the slopes of Mont Pilat and at 85km long is longest of the known Roman aqueducts.

Most likely built around first century CE, it is impressive achievement of engineering with 11 tunnels, various open air sections on walls or arches and four inverted siphons for crossing deep valleys.

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Visit the aqueduct and wonder at the skill of the engineers and builders to make something that still stands today.

Published :  22/01/2017 (d/m/y) 16:40

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