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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . overing one, of which lie has given a drawing.His description is not very precise or satisfactory, and there-fore, before attempting to explain the view, we will translatehis words as literally as possible : I have here representedone of the principal sewers (egouts) of the city. The drain-age of several streets converging to this point, there wereopened for it two passages communicating with an

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . overing one, of which lie has given a drawing.His description is not very precise or satisfactory, and there-fore, before attempting to explain the view, we will translatehis words as literally as possible : I have here representedone of the principal sewers (egouts) of the city. The drain-age of several streets converging to this point, there wereopened for it two passages communicating with an Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . overing one, of which lie has given a drawing.His description is not very precise or satisfactory, and there-fore, before attempting to explain the view, we will translatehis words as literally as possible : I have here representedone of the principal sewers (egouts) of the city. The drain-age of several streets converging to this point, there wereopened for it two passages communicating with an aqueduct, which after traversing the thickness of the city walls andagger, discharged the rain waters from the top of the walJy * .<e^ th. woodnits, , ^.71. POSITION OF POMPEII. 83 along the rocks, whence they ran into the sea on the side ofthe port.* In the view here given the covered sewer seems, from the remains of walls, to lead directly under a house ;but the locality is not specified, and we cannot tell how farthis spot is from the city walls. The term aqueduct is im-properly applied, as it is never, we believe, used to signify achannel to carry off waste water. That here described must, . View of a Sewer in the city of Pompeii. of course, have been below the level of the ground, since thewater from the street flowed into it. It seems natural tosuppose that it was a real sewer, not such as those of Tarquin, into which a waggon loaded with hay might drive, but con-structed rather as we construct our own, and probably com-municating with the houses under which it passed. It is?inconceivable that there should not have been some such con-venience to carry off not merely the grosser dirt, but thefountain waters so profusely supplied. Several similar emis-saries have been observed in different parts of the town, passing, as this does, beneath the footway, and probably* Mazois, part i;. p. 99. 84 POMPEII. under the houses. Mazois mentions having seen, by the sideof a fountain at o

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