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Old 01-26-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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This is the remains of a Roman aqueduct that is about 15 minutes from my house. The Romans main crop in Germania was the grape. They loved their wine. There are vineyards around this ruin. 15 from here is the ruins of a Celtic civilization that predated the Romans and barbaric Germanic peoples.



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Why does it have a date of 1872?



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Wow this is cool. Thanks for sharing. The Romans have always interested me, their engineering revolutionized civilization. And they were all built to last the test of time and war. 2000+ years, countless wars, 2 world wars, Napoleon, Hitler, the Communists, Mussolini, Kaisers, emperors, dictators, kings, invasions from the Russians, Turks, Muslims, French, Greeks, Prussians, barbarians, Anglo-American forces, and countless other tribes, and still they stand in the former grasp of the once great Roman Empire. Sorry for the lengthy reply, I just love this kind of stuff.

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Notice that some of the ruin looks newer. Probably the year that some renovation was done to save the structure. Barbarians throughout Europe took the materials of Roman ruins during the Dark Ages to build their own structures. This aqueduct would have gone on for a long distance. This is all that is left. Plumbing technology was lost after the fall of the Roman Empire. It took a all time to rediscover. The same for most other technologies of the Roman civilization. Hence, the Dark Ages.
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Here is a piece of a Celtic city wall. This is much older then the Roman ruin.

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Two Celtic graves. These two mounds are actually Celtic graves. Notice the out of place rocks. These are on the revier I hunt on. Yes, that is a hunter's seat on top of the grave.



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Thats pretty nice Jaeger. I wish I would have tried my hand at hunting 4 legged creatures when I was there.

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On one of your "Cruise the Mosel wineries" tours, check out the Porta Nigra in Trier.

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Barbarians throughout Europe took the materials of Roman ruins during the Dark Ages to build their own structures. This aqueduct would have gone on for a long distance. This is all that is left. Plumbing technology was lost after the fall of the Roman Empire. It took a all time to rediscover. The same for most other technologies of the Roman civilization. Hence, the Dark Ages.
I always wondered what those Barbarians, and even Romans, must have been thinking as they took those materials? Just imagine barbarians stripping something like that to make a primitive house or wall from the stones, and the questions they must of had about the people that came before them.

It's funny because two of my hobbies are metal detecting and bottle hunting. I get all excited when I find a good site over 100 years old. 200 years old and I'm like a kid at Christmas, but Europe ya'll have ruins just sitting around that are over 2000 years old! I guess it's all about perspective?

Thanks for the pics!


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