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Missing Monument – The Meta Sudans in Rome


This cone-shaped brick construction in front of the Colosseum was an ancient fountain of the Romans’ time called Meta Sudans.
It does not exist anymore, as it was destroyed at the beginning of the 1930s during some renovation of the whole area.

What you can now see is just the rest of its basement. Meta Sudans was about 20 meters tall.