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Ponte Sisto, detail
Ponte Sisto, detail

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The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City
~The year 1557 was a wretched one in Rome. First, it rained continuously during February and March, and the Tiber River rose above its normal level several times. Residents living along the riverbank fled to higher ground and in some cases were forced to leave the city. Then...