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Fontana Dei Dioscuri, Rome

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  • It is a fountain basin type placed on the sleeve of the Quirinal Obelisk. This is the thing with statues of the Dioscuri (Dioscuri) meaning child of Zeus God, Quirinal Obelisk also has placed statues of horses and people on both sides of the pedestal. Statue is made for the baths of Constantine in the early fourth century when, in the middle ages, has moved to the Quirinale square. Obelisk was discovered in the State gave to the three near the mausoleum of Augustus, was built at the current location, the 1786. It is located in this basin also had placed the Dioscuri Temple in the Roman Forum, was moved here in the 19th century. Saying how did go first out of three, and still leading is the obelisk and fountain no less impressive was.
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  • In any city in the world, this source would call attention, but in Rome passes unnoticed, we discovered it on the way to the Church Santa Maria Vittoria and to be at the top of the Quirinale offers good views of the city. The source has 2 large statues of Castor and Pollux, as well as a twin Obelisk which is located in Esquilino
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  • A monumental complex that characterizes the piazza del Quirinale, dignifying it maybe more of the historic buildings; the fountain was installed by architect Abdul Wahid on behalf of Pope Pius VI in the second half of the eighteenth century, putting on two stands placed at a right angle the statues of two Dioscuri (come from disappeared baths of Constantine) who are Roman copies of Greek originals, but is considered a long work of Phidias and Praxiteles and erected between them the Egyptian obelisk of granite taken from the mausoleum of Augustus in the Campus Martius. Only in XIX century Pope Pius VII did install a new fountain, using a huge and massive gray granite bathtub from the Roman Forum that was used as a water trough for cattle.
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  • The charm of the Dioscuri silhouetted against the blue sky in the Piazza del Quirinale is undeniable. Roman copies of Greek originals, attributed to Phidias and Praxiteles, found an initial placement on the Hill under Sixtus V along with a large fountain, which shows dell'acquedotto Felice, named after the Pope, and an obelisk from the mausoleum of Augustus. The present layout dates back to the late ' 700 under Pius VI.
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  • The fountain of "Rosskopf", called the "Dioscuri", represents the strength of classical art. Commissioned by Papa Sisto V, were placed on a plinth copies of two Greek (4th century), statues of Castor and Pollux; the Centre was added an obelisk from the Mausoleum of Augustus finally in 1818, at the foot of the two giants (over 5 and a half metres), was ordered a beautiful marble circular tank from campo Vaccino (Roman Forum). Beautiful!
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