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Limyra Bridge - Dating
... and Ganzert used following characteristics as a starting point multiple arches of same width, and horizontal deck level with only small-gradient ramps on either end very ... Roman stone bridges were faced with ashlar and rested on voussoir arches, a method which is dominant in other vaulted structures in Lycia too ... that are typical of Roman architecture, the Limyra bridge, with its flat segmented arches, offers a markedly lower and more elongated appearance, so that Wurster and Ganzert offer a "provisional" late ...
List Of Moths Of Great Britain (Nolidae)
... by six species in Great Britain Meganola strigula Small Black Arches — south (Nationally Scarce A) Meganola albula Kent Black Arches — south-east (Nationally Scarce B ...
Arches, Vosges
... Arches is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France. ...
Limyra Bridge - Construction - Architecture - Arches and Piers
... The spans of the arches ranged from 11.60 m (38.1 ft) to 14.97 m (49.1 ft) (arches 2 and 26 respectively) ... median values 11.60–12.30 m (38.1–40.4 ft) for four arches (Nos. 2, 3, 7, 21) 12.75 m (41.8 ft) for fourteen arches (Nos ...

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