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Aqueducts and Pyramids – “The Man Who Loved China” – Simon Winchester

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Architecture, China, Civilisation, Culture

The ancient Roman engineer Sextus Julius Frontinus, who wrote famously in the first century after Christ that his aqueducts were indispensable, and would be remembered long after “the idle pyramids, or the useless, though famous, works of the Greeks.”


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