The Secrets Of St. Martin's Canal

Image credits: EPA/Yoan Valet

Image credits: EPA/Yoan Valet

In Paris, there is a picturesque waterway called the Canal Saint-Martin. It's one of the oldest waterways in Paris. It was constructed in 1802 on the orders of Napoleon, and it was supposed to bring water and boats into the area of Paris where it is located. Like most urban waterways, it's also heavy on pollution. In this case though, the pollution isn't just cans, bottles, or even trash. Since it usually goes at least 20 years between clean-ups, the items they find are fascinating! Read on to find out what was found in that canal and why everyone was so puzzled at first... 

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