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BB-Roma offers accommodations close to the Mouth of the Truth in Rome, as B&B and apartments. At the entrance of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, not far from the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum, you can find a large marble disk (diameter of 1.75 meters and a weight of 1300 kg), called “the mouth of truth” (La bocca della verità) probably a drain of the Cloaca Maxima ...

BB-Roma offers accommodations close to the Mouth of the Truth in Rome, as B&B and apartments.

At the entrance of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, not far from the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum, you can find a large marble disk (diameter of 1.75 meters and a weight of 1300 kg), called “the mouth of truth” (La bocca della verità) probably a drain of the Cloaca Maxima dating back to the first century,
The identity of the figure is still uncertain, perhaps Jupiter Ammon, perhaps an oracle or a faun.
Placed in 1632, legend has it that in the Middle Ages (the period in which was the origin of the present name) was used to determine the truth or falsity of adultery cases of those who put  his hand into the mouth (who lied was bitten on the hand).
In front of the entrance of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, we find the Temple of Hercules Victor
, the oldest building built in marble still standing  in the city, consists of twenty Corinthian columns, one is missing, circular in shape with a central cylindrical cell in marble blocks.

Complete the square, the fountain of the Tritons, reproduces the eight-pointed star of Clement XI.

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