Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

Statue of Emperor Augustus

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statue_augusteThe bronze statue of Emperor Augustus, or Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD), is located in the premises of the Porte d’Auguste (hence the naming of the gate).

The statue is a copy of a statue in Vatican, and it was bought by the city in 1934. Rumours, that it was a gift by Mussolini and that the Germans had melted it, are false (so it says here).

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Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

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