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... and action from all of the sectors of "entertainment" from the first scheduled entertainment which was beast versus beast, ie bear vs lion, the 2nd scheduled event, the hunting where the hunter hunts it's prey, ie, a lion, tiger, bear or whatever is available at the time. Not a contest really, poor animals. During the lunch break when most spectators leave their seats and go for drinks and food they bring on the next round of ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... condition considering its age. We followed the track to where the aqueduct starts. It is fed by an underground stream which is still pushing out water today (not via the aqueduct of course). Pure fresh water and it is delicious. We walked along the top of the aqueduct in parts and some of the stones have been lifted to reveal inside. It is hard to believe that they used this piece ...
We are in Nimes to take a look at The Maison Carrée... an impressive and very well preserved temple in the south of France.
Wiki does a better job than I can at give you a brief on it:
It was built c. 16 BC, and reconstructed in the following years, by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, who was also the original patron of the Pantheon in Rome, and was dedicated or rededicated c. 2-4/5 AD to his two sons, Gaius Caesar and Lucius Caesar, ...
... Peter, Andrew and I explored the old city and market.
Apt was at one time the chief town of the Vulgientes, a Gallic tribe; it was destroyed by the Romans about 125 BC and restored by Julius Caesar, who ...