Why Was Venice Built on Water?

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It is believed that Venice was built on water because the founders were refugees from Roman cities who wee fleeing from the Germanic people and the Huns. It is also believed that some of them were fishermen. Venice, according to sources was founded in 421AD.
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It was built with a lot of wood piles that were placed together. Since wood does not decay being purged for a long period of time.It becomes hard like stone.
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Venice is not underwater, but on water. Venice has been battling against water for 1,500 years and it has sunk 9 inches in the last 100 years. Unless something is done the city will
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Venice was not built in water, this is a common misconception, it was actually built on small mud islands surrounded by water - about 120 islands altoghether. Thousands of wooden
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