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Sign: Rome - Obelisk of Montecitorio


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Piazza di Monte Citorio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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On the sign:
IMP. CAESAR DIVI F.
AVGVSTVS
PONTIFEX MAXIMVS
IMP. XII COS. XI TRIB. POT. XIV
AEGVPTO IN POTESTATEM
POPVLI ROMANI REDACTA
SOLI DONVM DEDIT
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The obelisk was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The obelisk, also known as Solare, serves as a sundial as can be seen in the following photos Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Emperor Augustus the son of the general (referring to Julius Caesar whose son Augustus was adopted) who was proclaimed emperor 12 times, as consul 11 times and held the power of the tribune 14 times. Who brought Egypt under the control of the Roman people, gives this gift to the sun



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