Monday, December 21, 2009

The Cloaca Maxima

The Cloaca Maxima is one of the most impressive constructions that's left from antiquity. It has however lost some of it's charm during the last century as the entrance now serve as the home of the unfortunate homeless. Notice the clothes drying.

Here you see the (not so) small opening.

”He [Tarquinius] also began the digging of the sewers, through which all the water that collects from the streets is conveyed into the Tiber — a wonderful work exceeding all description.”

- Dion. Hal., Ant. Rom. III, 67 5.
Ă–vers. E. Cary.

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