Technical problems have taken down attwiw.com central (actually I may still be able to do some blogging; the big loss is that I can't get to the freelance piece I'm working on), but luckily it's the right day to rerun one of my favorite "this day in history" posts I've done here so far. Enjoy!
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November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker
November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 375 more words