Monday, November 14, 2022

Something About the Julius Caesar Statue

Give him a statue with his ancestors.

Okay, one more Nine Worthy statue.

We have already identified a third of the statues, specifically the three Christians Godfrey of Bouillon, King Arthur, and Charlemagne.  The question is can we find public statues of all nine figures similar to those installed in the New Hampshire Staunton Harold estate in The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt (1983).

Julius Caesar is one of the three pagans, and a bronze statue of him stands outside the Roman Forum along the Via dei Fori Imperiali boulevard.  I'm not sure how long it's been there or who created it, but this Internet thing will likely yield someone who knows more.

For centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Rome: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs.  Located in the valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations.

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