Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verita)

Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verita) 

is an ancient marble mask, built into the wall of the portico of the Roman Church of St. Mary of Kosmedina. If you put your hand in the mouth of the mask and say a lie – go hand! This you probably already learned so far from each worth mentioning guide of Rome. But do you know where he was and what a relief this is served before he became a “lie detector”? We’ll be back around 2500 years ago, during the reign of the last Roman king, Tarquinius arrogant, 534 – 510 BC. At that time, all the dirty water, including sewage, moved across the surface. And, while the Romans who lived in the hills of this problem relatively little interest, the inhabitants of the plains around the Forum and the Circus Maximus were literally up to their necks in … well, a sewer!


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