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February 14, 2004

Rome: the Mouth of Truth

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:58 am

Bocca Della Veritá Rome, Italiy
In the anteroom of a small church is one of Romes best known attractions, the Bocca Della Veritá .
The reason for this fame presumably is that, according to common belief, it will bite off the hand of everyone who isn’t truthful.
Of course, I passed the test. Really!
All other visitors did as well. So, mankind seems to be inherently good, after all.

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