The centuries old constructions around the world symbolize the architectural brilliance of our ancestors. The tools and different materials used for the construction of such wonders of ancient world completely beyond our imaginations. It is very hard to believe that the wonders like great wall of China,Colosseum of Rome, Great Pyramid of Giza and Taj Mahal were constructed at a time with no technology. Followings are 10 architectural wonders of ancient world.
Pont Du Gard, Remoulins, Southern France
Pont Du Gard is a 50 kilometer long ancient Roman aqueduct bridge (waterhouses used by Romans) across Gardon river in Remoulins commune of Southern France. The bridge is a true masterpiece of ancient Roman architecture. It was built in the half of first century A.D to transport water from Uzes commune to Roman province of Nimes. It is one of the best preserved monuments of ancient Roman architecture and a world heritage site in France.
Pont Du Gard is a three storey aqueduct bridge standing 50 meter high and longest level measuring 275 meters in length.The number of arches and span changes from lower level to upper level. The bridge was constructed out of 50400 tons of limestone without using mortar. The blocks were precisely cut by the builders so that they fit closely together.
Historians also found numbering on the blocks of bridge, used by builders for scaffolding. The walls of bridge also inscribed with messages and instructions by the builders. Today the bridge is a pride of France and globally popular for it’s historical importance.