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Sphinxes at Piazza del Popolo - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 41° 54.672 E 012° 28.608
33T E 290736 N 4642995
Quick Description: 16 sphinxes decorated oval boundary walls built around Piazza del Popolo in Rome
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 7:04:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMC9MB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 12

Long Description:
Piazza del Popolo is a large oval square near the Borghese Park in Rome. It features an authentic obelisk from Heliopolis, Egypt. The obelisk has stood here since 1589. When in 1815 to 1816 Giuseppe Valadier redesigned the square, he built walls around the square, giving the square its current oval shape. On top of the walls he placed 16 identical sphinxes all around the square to accentuate Egyptian character of the place. He also added the central fountain and the four Egyptian lions around the obelisk.
Style: Egyptian

Medium: marble

Head Type: Man

Street Address:
Piazza del Popolo
Rome, Italy


Statue Name: Not listed

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Head Namesake: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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