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Photo of the Day: Pinecones in Italy

Two pinecone sculptures in Italy: one outside the Vatican, one in the form of a water fountain near the Capitoline Museums.

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When in Rome... a visit to the Centrale Montemartini

During a recent trip to Rome, I paid a long overdue visit to the Centrale Montemartini, an annexe of the Capitoline Museums located on the Via Ostiense just beyond Porta San Paolo. 1,533 more words

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Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of a satyr in red marble

This month’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a red-marble statue of a satyr, the so-called “Fauno rosso” (red faun).

The Fauno rosso depicts a satyr, follower of Dionysus, the god of wine. 506 more words

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Pythagoras in the Hall of the Philosophers

http://en.museicapitolini.org/collezioni/percorsi_per_sale/palazzo_nuovo/sala_dei_filosofi

It was 1991 and I had been in Rome for only a couple of months when I found myself in the midst of a HUGE demonstration against the First Gulf War. 123 more words

Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of the young god Hermes, known as 'Capitoline Antinous'

This month’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a marble statue of a young nude, the so-called ‘Capitoline Antinous‘. It was found in 1723/24 during the time when… 322 more words

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