The Capitoline Museum is Rome’s main warehouse of ancient sculpture along with other classical art through the Renaissance etc. It was built on Capitoline Hill (In fact the word “capitol” is derived from this important place in Rome.) on the ruins of the temple of Jupiter. It overlooks the Roman forum which you’ll see in the pictures. Her’s a picture of my favorite statue. It’s A bronze sculpture known as the Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina), and She’s become the emblem of Rome.
This picture from this set is actually from the church next door. A statue of Pope Leo X. That’s actually his tomb in the church next door the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. He was the Pope when Martin Luther started the Reformation. Kinda buggy eyed looking dude.
Here’s the rest of the set:
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