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Fontana del Pantheon

Fontana del Pantheon

Fontana del Pantheon. Rome

Fontana del Pantheon. Rome

Sacrifice to Hercules. Relief on the Arch of Constantinus, tondo on north side. 117—138 A.D. Rome, Arch of Constantine.

Sacrifice to Hercules on Arch of Constantine - circa A. Relief on the Arch of Constantinus, Rome

Giovan Battista Gaulli (Baciccia), Triumph of the name of Jesus, ca. 1674-1679, mural painting, Rome, Chiesa del Gesù.

Giovan Battista Gaulli (Baciccia), Triumph of the name of Jesus, ca.

Mithras wearing a Phrygian cap, a serpent and a small dog drinking the blood as he kills a sacred bull. Roman Mithraism: a syncretic secret religion of male initiates mainly military centered in Rome ca.1st C. BCE -4th C. CE.  Adopted by the Greeks loosely based on Mithra  a persian or zoroastrian god, the name is also similar to vedic and iranian gods. This iconography is likely specific to the roman cult. Perhaps a rival to early Christianity. BM

Mithras wearing a Phrygian cap, a serpent and a small dog helping Mithras as he kills a sacred bull. Roman Mithraism: a secret religion based on Mithra or zoroastrian god a rival to early Christianity.

Marcus Aurelius and the barbarians, Capitoline Museums, Rome.

3 August 178 CE in Rome, Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his son Commodus set forth for the secunda expeditio germanica, the second Germanic campaign against the Marcomanni and Quadi in present-day Slovakia.

Pomona I am the Ancient Apple Queen, As once I was so am I now. For ever more a hope unseen, Betwix the blossom and the bow. Ah, where’s the river’s hidden Gold! And where’s the windy grave of Troy! Yet come I as I came of old, From out the heart of summer’s joy. 'Pomona', tapestry, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and John Henry Dearle. Museum no. T.33-1981

'Pomona', tapestry, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and John Henry Dearle. Copyright Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum

I will one day vist this place make a wish toss a coin in and walk away and be completely satisfied with my life!

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy - Be Sure to Throw Coins - Remember: throw one coin means you'll return to Rome.

Statue of Saint Peter on top of Trajan column in Rome

Statue of Saint Peter on top of Trajan column in Rome

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