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Impurities on Roman streets

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The picture shows stone blocks in Pompeii. They made it possible for residents not to get dirty and not to walk on the lower level of the road, where all impurities accumulated.

Often the Romans poured out all impurities on the streets. It is noteworthy that the rock blocks were placed in such a way that the transport vehicles could pass the road. To this day, some traces of wheels are visible in some places.


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