Water conduit is a special construction, something like inclined groove, that can transport water from point A to point B. As easy as ABC. But not for ancient Romans!
Their “groove” can look like THIS!
Le Pont du Gard – is the Roman aqueduct located in Provence, France. It’s such a construction that makes you feel like a mannikin standing near by.
Of course there is a bridge as well – Le Pont du Gard means the bridge across the Gard river – not so wide, however you can not confront the whole scale of the construction to the sapless rill running underneath.
Why not to construct something like all average irrigation experts of our highly developed century do?
No way. They knocked off a 47-meters wonder over the poor river, that stayed without any special reconstruction nearly two thousand years.
The “groove” itself crowns the whole construction. The water flew from out here
right over there. They even picked a tunnel in the cliff, notably without the drilling machines, but with some kind of metal wares according to our concept.
Can you imagine that even the most high-tech modern water conduit will operate during the following 2 000 years? It is hardly ever possible. While Le Pont du Gard does and it feels like it will as many again. After all they did not even have cement! Just stones and…. brain.
What kind of thoughts crowded in the heads of the nations conquered by Rome, when they considered water channels looking like this? How powerful should be an empire having such water conduits!
Of course you can imagine that it is possible to raise anything by having huge and free slave force. I agree. But I doubt that slaves would have broached the stones under the certain angle and laid them to the accurately settled spots in a certain manner without following the directions from a certain person.
And that person, as we can see, was GENIUS!
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