The Mouth of Truth

The Mouth of Truth 

    The Mouth Of Truth, or as it is known in italy as La Bocca della Verità is located in the atrium of St.Mary's in cosmed in Rome. La Bocca della Verità is an ancient drain cover that was unncovered a very long time ago. Legend has it that if you put your hand in the mouth and lie, it will shut it's mouth, preventing you from ever removing it. The Mouth of Truth is 175 cm (about 5ft 9in) in diameter, and about is 19 cm (about 7in) in thickness. It is said to weigh about 1,200 Kg, which is about 26,400 Lb. The Mouth of Truth is also said to be more than 2,200 years old.

by clicking on the link below, you can watch a video of The Mouth of Truth

http://www.italyguides.it/us/roma/rome/aventine/santa_maria_in_cosmedin/the_mouth_of_truth/bocca_della_verita.htm