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  • Pont Du Gard Aqueduct

    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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  • Essay On The Pyramids Of Tikal

    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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  • Why Is Gunpowder Important To The Modernized World

    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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  • Literary Devices In Rebecca, By Daphne Du Maurier

    In Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, the author uses detail, diction, and imagery as literary techniques to create and shift throughout the passage between moods of mystery, a nightmare, and nostalgia. These moods evolve throughout the excerpt chronologically in three different segments. The atmosphere evolves chronologically as the narrator physically advances on her path to Manderley in her dream. In the excerpt from Rebecca, du Maurier uses literary devices, mainly diction, detail, and imagery…

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  • The Expretation Of Moods In Rebecca By Du Maurier

    throughout the passage the atmosphere starts to become nightmarish and very eerie. Subsequently, as the reader nears the end of the passage they will start to get a feeling of nostalgia created by the passage. With the intention of creating various moods, du Maurier uses literary devices such as detail, diction, and imagery to create a shift in the moods which are a mystery, nightmare, and a nostalgia. In the beginning of the passage,…

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  • Cirque Du Solee Swot Analysis

    Mystère is a Cirque du Soleil show in constant residence at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is one of six resident Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. Mystère is one of a kind. The show is pricey but worth every penny. From the costumes to the various acts and the atmosphere it was all breathtaking. The cost of three tickets at the “Tix4Tonight” booth was roughly $210.00 which broke down to $70.00 a piece on a Wednesday. The tickets were originally priced at…

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  • The Female Gothic Themes In Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier

    Daphne du Maurier 's novel Rebecca, is a good example of unique and intriguing writing. It has achieved critical praise inarguably due to its uniqueness in literature especially as compared to those which fall under the female gothic category. The author uses attractive themes which can easily attract the masses throughout diverse generations. This book exposes a story of a narrator who faces lots of challenges not only in her marriage but also in her social circle. There exist certain…

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  • Bird Symbolism In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

    In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte employs birds a symbol in order to highlight important themes in her novel. While birds traditionally symbolize freedom and expression, Bronte uses them to show independence (or a lack of), freedom, and rifts in social class. Bronte also depicts some of her most prominent characters as birds such as Jane, Rochester, Adele, Bertha, and even Rochester’s guests. Through the use of bird symbolism Bronte highlights important topics in her novel, while giving the reader…

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  • James Madison By Gary Wills: Summary

    Gary Wills is the author of the book James Madison, which details the life of James Madison through his career as a politician. The focus of the book is Madison’s presidency, which Wills brings to the forefront as the major topic. Wills states that most other books do not focus on Madison’s presidency saying, “Madison’s very presidency is semi-forgotten. When Madison expert Jack N. Rakove published a selection of his writings in 1999, only 40 of its 864 pages came from his presidential years.”…

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  • The Gothic Elements Of Rebecca And Dracula

    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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