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Capitoline Wolf (Romulus and Remus) - Rome, Italy

Romulus and Remus

Capitoline Hill


Roman Forum just behind the Capitoline Wolf

The Capitoline Wolf is a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants, inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. According to the legend, when Numitor, grandfather of the twins Romulus and Remus, was overthrown by his brother Amulius, the usurper ordered the twins to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them. The Capitoline Wolf has been housed since 1471 in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy.

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