Roman Animals

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During our visit to Rome earlier this year, we saw quite a lot of animals. Mostly statues, of course. They look simply decorative, but are often reminders of important events in the long history of the Eternal City.

Wolves often come up, like the one above on a lamppost in Piazza della Repubblica. It is a reminder of the founding of Rome in the 8th century BC. According to legend, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf. Romulus later killed Remus, founded Rome and named the city after himself.

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