Monday, May 25, 2009

Someone to Save You

A striking entity of Pincio Gardens is the obelisk. Emperor Hadrian decided to put the Egyptian-style obelisk in the park during the second century AD. He wanted this obelisk in memory of his favorite slave- Antinous. According to some reports, Antinous died saving the emperor’s life. The obelisk was put in the gardens in 1822 by Pope Pius VII.

*Added information taken from DK Eyewitness Guide to Rome and

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