Here is the question :
WHICH ROMAN MONUMENT IS SAID TO FUNCTION AS A LIE DETECTOR?
Here is the option for the question :
- The Trevi Fountain
- Altare Della Patria
- The Bocca della Verità
- The Roman Forum
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC0054] If you’ve ever watched “Roman Holiday,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, then you’re probably already aware with the Bocca della Verità.
In the movie, Peck and Hepburn take a vacation in Rome.
Peck plays a role in the movie in which he pretends to get his hand bitten off by a large marble mask that resembles a disk and is referred to as the “Mouth of Truth.
” According to an old superstitious tale, the antique mask of Oceanus has the ability to reveal a person’s dishonesty by ripping their hand off when they lie.
The story is said to have begun in the Middle Ages with a Roman aristocrat who was certain that his wife had been having an affair.
After she denied it, her husband made the decision to put her to the test by having her put her hand in the Mouth of Truth in front of a group of people.
Knowing she was lying, the woman cleverly staged her lover in the crowd to kiss her and claim he was a madman.
The woman then put her hand in the mouth of the Bocca della Verita and said that she had only ever kissed her husband and the insane guy who had been driven away, which saved her hand.
Located in the portico of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church in Rome, the 2,900-pound mask is currently on display for visitors to behold.