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The Pont du Gard (Gard Bridge)

"The Pont du Gard (Gard Bridge)"   is an ancient Roman aqueduct  bridge that crosses the Gardon  River in Vers-Pont-du- Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard  département of southern France .  It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a  50 km-long (31 mi) structure built  by the Romans to carry water  from a spring at Uzès to the  Roman colony of Nemausus  (Nîmes). Because the terrain  between the two points is hilly, the  aqueduct – built mostly  underground – took a long, winding  route that crossed the gorge of the  Gardon, requiring the construction  of an aqueduct bridge. Built in the  1st century AD, the Pont du Gard  is the highest of all Roman  aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved with the Aqueduct of Segovia . It was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985 because of its historical importance.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC. One of  the most famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang; little of it remains; it was much farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total.At its peak, the Ming Wall was guarded by more than one million men. It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as

Easter Island Statue

The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to see the heads from another angle - and discover that they have full bodies, extending down many, many feet into the ground of the island. The Easter Island Statue Project has been carefully excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the islands - doing their best to uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones, and the people who built them. Inside the Easter Island statues: Experts have known about the bodies before, but when these images started circulating readers doubted their authenticity The team also found large quantities of red pigment, some of which may have been used to paint the statues Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: 'Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues. 'Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easte

Wonder Of the World

The First Wonder Of the World is Chichen. This wonder is present in the Mexico.. The Second Wonder of the World is Christ Redeemer. This Wonder is Present in the Brazil... The Third Wonder of the World is The Great Wall.. This Wonder is Present in the China The Fourth Wonder of the World is Machuu.. This Wonder is present in the Peru.... The Fifth Wonder of the World is Petra. This Wonder is Present in the Jordan.. The Sixth Wonder in the World is Roman This Wonder is Present in the Italy The Seventh Wonder is Taj Mahal