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Lupa Capitolina @ Square Paul Panlevé - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 48° 51.006 E 002° 20.634
31U E 451867 N 5410999
Quick Description: Replica of the famous Roman Capitoline Wolf found in Paris.
Location: France
Date Posted: 10/6/2011 8:53:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMCR9M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Checkmark
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Long Description:
According to the legend, Romulus and Remus are Rome's twin founders in its traditional foundation myth, although the former is sometimes said to be the sole founder.
Their maternal grandfather was Numitor, rightful king of Alba Longa, a descendant of the Trojan prince Aeneas, and father to Rhea Silvia (also known as Ilia.)
Before their conception, Numitor's brother Amulius deposed his brother, killed his sons and forced Rhea to become a Vestal Virgin, intending to deprive Numitor of lawful heirs and thus secure his own position; but Rhea conceived Romulus and Remus by either the god Mars or the demi-god Hercules.
When the twins were born, Amulius left them to die but they were saved by a series of miraculous interventions.
A she-wolf found them and suckled them. She took care of them untill a shepherd and his wife fostered them and raised them to manhood as shepherds. The twins proved to be natural leaders and acquired many followers. When told their true identities, they killed Amulius, restored Numitor to the throne of Alba Longa and decided to found a new city for themselves.

The original statue of the She-wolf with Romulus and Remus (Lupa Capitolina) is housed since 1471 in the Museo Nuovo in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Campidoglio (the ancient Capitoline Hill) where (acording to the legend), Rome was found.

An exact replica of this statue can be found in Paris, in the Square Paul Painlevé in front of the Sorbonne University. The replica of the statue was a present by the city of Rome in 1962 on the occasion of the establishment of Rome and Paris as sister capitals.
Where is original located?: Museo Nuovo in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Campidoglio - Rome, Italy

Where is this replica located?: Square Paul Painlevé - Paris, France

Who created the original?: Unknown

Internet Link about Original: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitoline_Wolf

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 65 BC (referenced by Cicerus)

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