Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage

As Jeff Bezos prepares himself to be launched into suborbital flight in July, below on Earth tech behemoth Amazon is plotting further terrestrial conquests to expand the evergrowing reach of its logistical empire. In an interesting turn, the company surreptitiously applied through local business partner Argan to construct a nearly 410,000 square-foot warehouse in the Provençal village of Fournes, just 3 miles from the much-vaunted Pont du Gard, the UNESCO World Heritage Site designated Roman-era aqueduct.

Construction of the aqueduct likely wrapped up in the middle of the 1st century AD during the reign of Claudius, though the design dates back decades earlier and is credited to Emperor Augustus’s

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