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The Cloaca Massima (the Greatest Sewer) is a very important archaeological and historical site. To... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Dimitris L
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Sydney, Australia
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We built this into our walk across the Tiber Island and while it does not seem much without it Rome... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
toad69
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Cloaca Massima (the Greatest Sewer) is a very important archaeological and historical site. To the ordinary person it's probably nothing at all, but to those who have studied the history and are lovers of history, then this is fantastic. This was a sewer, originally...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We built this into our walk across the Tiber Island and while it does not seem much without it Rome would never have prospered. The Cloaca Maxima[n 1] (Italian: Cloaca Massima) is one of the world's earliest sewage systems. Constructed in Ancient Rome in order...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is another one of those off the beaten path things to see in Rome if you are in the area. The cloaca maxima was the sewer system built in the sixth or seventh century B.C., by one of the kings of Rome to drain...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The ancient Greatest Sewer was essential for the Romans and the fact that it still operates - though not spewing effluent/waste into the Tiber - is awesome.

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