November 24, 2014

Constantine Statue, Rome

Photograph by Tino Soriano, National Geographic

The remains of a colossal statue of Emperor Constantine, including his head, knee, hand, and biceps, sit in separate pieces against a wall in the entrance courtyard to the Musei Capitolini in Rome. The Capitoline Museums were first established by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471, making them the oldest public museums in the West.

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