Manneken Pis is one of the most famous statues in Belgium. Sometimes he is dressed. In fact, he has quite the wardrobe! But in May, 2018, he was simply in his birthday suit. This little bronze boy has many replicas throughout Belgium. In his bronze form, he dates back to 1619. Before that, he was made of stone and was mentioned as early as 1452. Prior to the 1450's, however, he was named Petit Julien. According to legend, during the Middle ages, many tanners on the Rue de l’Étuv requested children to urinate on the hides they were tanning, since the ammonia in urine helps make leather more supple, and Manneken Pis pays homage to the tanners and the peeing boys.
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