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    Pont Du Gard Aqueduct

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    Located near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in the south of France. This bridge is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, which was made in the first century (AD) to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman Nimes. One of the most important contributions to the world of architecture was the creation of the arch. Romans built arches with special concrete which would allow them to make the arch structured taller yet more stable. The first level is a road on the top third level contains a covered water aqueduct which would carry water down. The bridge had three tiers of arches the top being the smallest arches the bottom being the biggest. The most interesting part of the aqueduct is the pattern they put the arches in in-order to support the entire structure properly. The Pont du Gard is the highest/most preserved Roman aqueduct standing at about 160 feet high due to it being a bridge as well. It has three tiers of arches and the whole aqueduct slowly decreases in height by only 56 ft over its entire length, while the bridge descends by a little over 8 feet. This shows great precision that Roman engineers were able to achieve, using only simple technology. The aqueduct formerly carried about 44,000,000 gallons of water a day to the fountains, baths and homes of the…

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    Important buildings and structures come and go but some are built to stay. The buildings that stay are called legendary master pieces. But what makes them master pieces? What makes the building mater pieces is how they changed the frame of mind of a person; causing the people to look at the buildings not just as a building but as art. There was a time when buildings were just that buildings. They had no depth or meaning. Then Pont du Gard and centuries later came Fallingwater. Pont du Gard and…

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    These artworks from the Roman Republic and Empire, 509 BCE- 313 BCE, titled Pont du Gard in France by an Unknown artist, Coliseum in Rome by an Unknown artist, Pantheon, Rome by unknown artist also and the Basilica of Maxentius Constantine by an unknown artist as well. This architectural works led to the creation of some new architectural works and ideas such as: arch, Vault Concrete dome and Basilica plan just to mention few. Am aqueduct is an ancient invention of the Greeks that was used…

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    One example of an aqueduct was The Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard is a 50-kilometer aqueduct that was built in the 1st century AD. This aqueduct supplied water to the city of Nimes and allowed water to flow across the Gardon River. The bridge was built using yellow limestone blocks that were near the borders of the river. The tallest section of the bridge was constructed with breezeblocks combined with mortar. The bridge has three levels of 52-formed arches. The arches are in line with each…

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    It is located in France right near the city of Vers-Pont-du-Gard. At a height of 160 ft tall, with three tiers of arches, it is a great architectural attraction. It is claimed to be designed and constructed by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, being part of his effort to improve upon the public. This was one of the many aqueducts built as part of the Nîmes aqueduct system. The system let water travel from a spring called Uzès to the Romans of Nemausus. This water was important to the Romans as they held…

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    Throughout the books An Edible History of Humanity, and Gunpowder it is expressed that agriculture and gunpowder have played a major role in the continual development of the world we know today. Agriculture opened the doors to a greater knowledge of the scientific world, and because of this scientific growth, gunpowder technology advanced. These advances led to the discovery and creation of lucrative and nourishing crops, along with ammo that increased the power and productivity of war. The Du…

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    The Gothic Elements of Rebecca and Dracula Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, both possess many of the 9 characteristics that commonly identify a Gothic Novel. These characteristics all play a unique role in the plot and story of any piece of Gothic literature. While both books portray elements and qualities linked to those of a Gothic novel, Dracula displays these traits in a much more prominent way than Rebecca. One of the key characteristic of Gothic literature is the…

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    The Birds represents more than the threat post by nature Daphne Du Maurier’s 1952 novelette The Birds depicts a small town in England during WWII where all the birds inexplicably started to attack people. While it perfectly captured nature’s cruel mechanism, The Birds actually represents more than just the threat post by nature. In fact, It also represents the notion of a threatening presence, larger than human beings with unrivalled power, an example of this that people are more familiar with…

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    In many cultures, birds are used as symbols of peace, wisdom, hope, and eternal life. However, the 1952 short story The Birds by Daphne de Maurier and the movie produced by Alfred Hitchcock eleven years later portray these creatures in a much different way. They both depict a society suddenly being attacked by murderous birds. By looking deeper into each conflict, resolution, and interpretation on women’s roles, both similarities and differences can be observed. The conflicts of the novella and…

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    Movies, books, and short stories all create and utilize suspense in many different ways, shapes, and forms. From the tension and worry feeling shown in movies, to foreshadowing about what will happen in literature. Author Daphne du Maurier and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock both used many ways to create suspense in their takes on the horror story, “The Birds.” However, only one author utilized suspense the best. Between du Maurier’s short story and Hitchcock's film, Hitchcock’s film did a better job…

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