Loquis: Via dei Leutari

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Via dei Leutari

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Published on:  2018-03-14 20:03:00

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When it was still alley it became famous also for the finding, under the foundations of two buildings, of the colossal statue of Pompey. Originally located in the Curia of Pompey, the statue was the object of hard contention between the owners of the two palaces because lying on the properties of both. The judges decided to decapitate the statue to satisfy both contenders: Cardinal Capodiferro, horrified at the destruction , informed of the event Pope Julius the Third, who, in order not to carry out the unhealthy judgment, he bought the statue for 500 « scudi ».

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