¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 a wide circuit before reaching the walls again, passing a score of prisoners (state criminals) lunching on the grass, watched by nearly as many armed soldiers- The former had been moving the immense stone column which lay on slides in the road, not even facilitated by rollers-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Now where the wall strikes the river again we ascended “Monte Tectacio” [sic] an unoccupied sugar-loaf with a wooden cross on the summit, entirely made of broken pottery, one hundred and sixty feet high and about a half mile in circumference at the base, the date and cause of the hill being unknown.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Some attribute it to the remains of the vessels in which subjugated nations paid their tribute money. Others to the potteries which might have existed there, and others to the Neronian conflagration- At all events its [sic] a huge pile of pottery, useless, except to give us a grand view of the campagna and city-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Returning! Along the river bank, we next attempt to find the “Cloaca Maxima”, the grand sewer which drained the Colosseum, Forum +c. The first application of the arch principle, built nearly five hundred years B.C. of travertine blocks without mortar- A volunteer showed us down through the dark arches of an old mill, a huge stone sewer emptying into the river and received his pennies for it but