A crowd gathered on a cloudy day to see what was happening at the Canal in Saint-Martin in Paris. No one could take their eyes away from the scene unfolding in front of them. They all wanted a view as the authorities drained the murky waters in the canal. The depths of the Canal Saint-Martin had not seen sunlight for two centuries, which left much hiding inside these mysterious waters. What could have accumulated after 200 years and what did they eventually find after this canal was drained? Continue reading to find the shocking items located at the bottom of the Canal Saint-Martin.
Time to Drain It
The authorities took an in-depth look at the canal as the murky waters receded. It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to discover the secrets hiding in the water’s depths. The Parisian residents were about to learn something new about the city’s history.
An Important Water Source
The canal was completed once Napoleon Bonaparte approved the project. It was primarily created to offer safe drinking water to its 550,000 residents. However, it was clear to everyone that the population of 550,000 would grow drastically in the future.