Foro Romano, Palatino, Collosseo

Adventures in the Foro Romano, Palatino, and Collosseo, with a little distraction leading to the Universita degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

 

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A small diversion as I wander along Via Cavour toward the Colosseum Рhow can I resist the Freudian temptation of this wickedly enticing staircase?
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I can’t, and am led to a small street on which I discover this fascinating¬†building which, I later learn from its website, is the Sapienza University of Rome,¬†founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, and one of the oldest universities in the world. It certainly felt good! In another lifetime, I’d love to study here…

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Kait in Rome!
Kait wanders by – small world!

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Possibly the underground cavern where the she-wolf nursed Rome’s legendary founders, Romulus and Remus, abandoned twin sons of Mars, god of war and agriculture, and Rhea Silvia. Mars considered the she-wolf to be a sacred animal and it was believed that he sent this one to care for his boys.

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Underground cavern – nursing place of Romulus and Remus?

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