Foreign News: Unwashed

Although Rome was deluged by a continuous and torrential downfall of rain, the Romans were miserable from thirst. The paradox is explained by a landslide which broke the Tivoli Aqueduct and thereby cut off Rome's domestic water supply.

Immense squads of workmen rapidly patched up the fractured aqueduct, but for several days the only water that Rome received was from the heavens. Even Benito was reported to have "gone unwashed for days."


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