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 – how 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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