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Capitoline Wolf statue missing since 1970's found in Benghazi




Alwasat Staff Mon 31 Jul 2023, 02:06 PM
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The Tourism Police and Antiquities Protection Agency in Benghazi branch announced on Sunday, the discovery of a Capitoline Wolf statue missing since 1970's, according to a statement.

The statue was discovered during a raid on a local farm, in coordination with the Public Prosecution in southern Benghazi.

 The statement indicated that the statue which was stolen from its display location near the port of Tripoli in the 1970's.

The Capitoline Wolf is a bronze sculpture depicting a scene from the legend of the founding of Rome. The sculpture shows a she-wolf suckling the mythical twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.

According to the legend, when King Numitor, grandfather of the twins, was overthrown by his brother Amulius and the usurper ordered them to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf that cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them.

 

Capitoline Wolf statue missing since 1970's found in Benghazi
Capitoline Wolf statue missing since 1970's found in Benghazi
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