Capitoline Museums

By Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012

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It’s not really surprising that the oldest public museum in the world is in Rome. Or that it sits on Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills Rome was founded on. Nor that it holds some great masterpieces. One of the most famous is a sculpture on the first floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori called Lupa Capitolina, a 5th century BC bronze wolf standing over Romulus and Remus, two mythical boys suckled by the wolf who went on to found the city of Rome around 750BC.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Rome Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Rome.

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