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Fontana delle Api, Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 41° 54.258 E 012° 29.322
33T E 291701 N 4642200
Quick Description: A small fountain by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 4:20:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM5CMW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member huggy_d1
Views: 28

Long Description:
Created in 1644, upon request by pope Urbano VIII, the bees represent the Barberini family.

Most of the stone is a modern reproduction, since after it was taken out of storage (1867 to 1915), some large pieces were missing.

The written text is

VRBANVS VIII PONTIFEX MAXIMVS
FONTI AD PVBLICVM VRBIS ORNAMENTVM
EXSTRVCTO
SINGVLORVM VSIBVS SEORSIM COMMODITATE HAC
CONSVLVIT
ANNO MDCXLIV PONT XXI

Web Link: Not listed

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