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Plaza San Pedro. El Vaticano

Plaza San Pedro. El Vaticano

Plaza de San Pedro VATICANO IT

Plaza de San Pedro VATICANO IT

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Churches in Rome Rome is famous for its marvelous churches of all sizes and splendor. Many of these churches and basilicas have been around for centuries and are home to beautiful pieces of artwork.

Vatican City ~ll~ Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy ; an amazing sight, even for those not religiously inclined. A four thousand year old Egyptian obelisk stands proudly by itself and numerous carved statues surround the piazza. Amazing, and something I want to see very much.

Vatican City ~ll~ Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy ; an amazing sight, even for those not religiously inclined. A four thousand year old Egyptian obelisk stands proudly by itself and numerous carved statues surround the piazza. Amazing, and something I want to see very much.

Piazza di San Pietro.

Piazza di San Pietro.

Vatican obelisk - It has no hieroglyphs. Caligola (the name comes from his sandals) brought it from Egypt in order to decorate the spina of the Circus of Caligola and Nero in the Vatican. The boat he used to transport the obelisk was later used by Claudius in Porto for the base of his lighthouse. Domenico Fontana for Sixtus V moved it. The sphere is now at the Capitoline museum. The tradition says there are the reliquies of Cesar. The christians says there are reliquies of the holy cross

Vatican obelisk - It has no hieroglyphs. Caligola (the name comes from his sandals) brought it from Egypt in order to decorate the spina of the Circus of Caligola and Nero in the Vatican. The boat he used to transport the obelisk was later used by Claudius in Porto for the base of his lighthouse. Domenico Fontana for Sixtus V moved it. The sphere is now at the Capitoline museum. The tradition says there are the reliquies of Cesar. The christians says there are reliquies of the holy cross

La Torre Dante o de Los Vientos venía a ser la cámara astronómica del Vaticano. La pequeña meridiana de su interior no forma parte de los recintos visitables. Afortunadamente si podemos disfrutar de la larga línea meridiana que suele pasar desapercibida en la Plaza de San Pedro.  Los numerosos visitantes de la Basílica suelen formar largas colas en la columnata derecha sin percatarse de que casi hasta allí llegará la sombra del obelisco central en el mediodía del solsticio de invierno.  A…

La meridiana de la Plaza de San Pedro en el Vaticano

La Torre Dante o de Los Vientos venía a ser la cámara astronómica del Vaticano. La pequeña meridiana de su interior no forma parte de los recintos visitables. Afortunadamente si podemos disfrutar de la larga línea meridiana que suele pasar desapercibida en la Plaza de San Pedro. Los numerosos visitantes de la Basílica suelen formar largas colas en la columnata derecha sin percatarse de que casi hasta allí llegará la sombra del obelisco central en el mediodía del solsticio de invierno. A…

Alineamiento columnario en la plaza de San Pedro. Ciudad del Vaticano, 2012.

Alineamiento columnario en la plaza de San Pedro. Ciudad del Vaticano, 2012.

cupula de san pedro - Buscar con Google

cupula de san pedro - Buscar con Google

The Vatican Obelisk. At the center of the piazza stands an Egyptian obelisk of red granite, supported by lions and surmounted by the Chigi arms under a cross, all in bronze, making the combined height 41 meters. The obelisk was originally erected at Heliopolis by an unknown pharaoh of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt (c.2494 BC–2345 BC.) During its history of c. 4400 years, the obelisk has been successfully moved 3 times.

The Vatican Obelisk in St Peter Square, Rome - Archaeology Travel

Relocated by Pope Sixtus V in 1586 using a method devised by Domenico Fontana; the first monumental obelisk raised in the modern period, it is the only obelisk in Rome that has not toppled since Roman times

The Vatican obelisk. Relocated by Pope Sixtus V in 1586 using a method devised by Domenico Fontana; the first monumental obelisk raised in the modern period, it is the only obelisk in Rome that has not toppled since Roman times.

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vatican obelisk  | File:Vatican Obelisk 2.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

vatican obelisk | File:Vatican Obelisk 2.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

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