Roman Animals 4

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We also spotted plenty of lions in Rome. The lion above is one of the two Lions of Nectanebo, which date from the reign of Egyptian pharaoh Nectanebo II, who reigned from 360 to 343BCE. Today they stand in a courtyard in the Vatican.

The Egyptian style lion below was made in the early 19th century to decorate the Piazza del Popolo.

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