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Dirty turtles - 1996

Dirty turtles - 1996

Constructed during the 1580s, the Fontane delle Tartarughe (Turtle Fountain) - located in
Piazza Mattei - originally didn't feature the turtles, which were only added as part of a
restoration a century or so later.
Several have had to be replaced over the years due to theft, and more recently the structure
was the subject of preservation work that, for a while, revealed its full glory again....

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