Talk:Eifel Aqueduct

Page contents not supported in other languages.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Former featured articleEifel Aqueduct is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
Main Page trophyThis article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on January 20, 2005.
Article milestones
October 30, 2004Featured article candidatePromoted
August 26, 2008Featured article reviewDemoted
Current status: Former featured article

older entries[edit]

I did a copyedit on this article but I may have accidentally introduced some British-English spellings (Mrs Kettle would be so proud). I'd appreciate it if someone could doublecheck to make sure everything's consistent. Zerbey 21:20, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I've had a further copyedit (changing a few 'ae's to 'e' whilst doing so). Still can't help but think the article looks like a dry translation rather than a vibrant English text. Also, is the word 'brook' the best one, rather than 'stream'? jguk 21:59, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)

"Stream" is fine, and probably better. When you're translating, often the "closest" word pops into mind rather than the "best". In this case "Bach" connected with "brook" in my mind.... Thanks for looking at the article. Mpolo 07:02, Oct 27, 2004 (UTC)
I'm not a translator, and can imagine it's a role fraught with difficulties - particularly as direct/literal translations are rarely idiomatic. The article is more like an English article rather than a translation of a German one, but still seems a bit 'dry'. Perhaps more linking words between sentences would help. jguk 07:50, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)

In the first paragraph: "The Eifel Aqueduct was one of the longest aqueducts of the Roman Empire. It shows the great skill of the Roman engineers, whose level of technical achievement was lost in the Middle Ages and regained only in recent times."

When exactly was the equivalent level of engineering knowledge regained? I'd say possibly the 18th or 19th century (I'm thinking of the English canal network), but the castles of the high middle ages also demonstrated high levels of engineering skill and knowledge. I can't help but wonder if there is some confusion between the engineering skill need to design this and the logistical and organisational skill needed to build such a large construction extending over such a distance. - Jinx

I have a question that may seem odd: isn't it Aquaduct instead of Aqueduct? [[User:wlievens]|wlievens]]

Nope, it's Aqueduct. At least according to Webster Shanes 11:23, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Eifel marble[edit]

First, congratulations on the article, it is really very good! Excelent research job and the pictures are fabulous!

But, for the question: you seem to know a great deal about the Eifel marble. Do you know something about its resistence? Is it used for structural purposes? Ou maybe some personal knowledge about it? Can it be considered truly limestone?

Thanks! -- Poli 05:47, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I found the following external links to be dead:

--Túrelio 10:06, 2 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]