It's not as romantic as the Acropolis. It's not as legendary as the Colosseum. But the Cloaca Maxima ("Greatest Sewer") is an engineering marvel that's several centuries older than both of these structures, and smellier by far. Rome's ancient sewer system predates even the empire itself, and what's more, it's still in use today.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas April 21, 2017
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