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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    This tower was modified in 1901 to admit street traffic. This view is before the modification.

    In the second half of the 14th century the Musegg wall, 870 m long, with nine towers and one of the longest fortifications in Switzerland, was built round the city. Three of the nine towers are accessible to tourists today. The names of the nine towers are Nolli, Mannli, Luegisland, Heu, Zyt, Schirmer, Pulver, Allenwinden, and Dachli.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The northern gate of the city is the Schwabentor. The tower itself was first mentioned as the “new tower” in 1361, built as a defense against the Swabians. It was later added to in 1555 and 1608. In 1782 it was capped with a Mansard roof and cupola (and clock with chimes); these were destroyed by fire in 1932 and in 1933-1935 it was restored back to an earlier version, with a simple hipped roof.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Bridge over the Tiber in northern Rome. It was an economically and strategically important bridge in the era of the Roman Empire and was the site of the famous Battle of Milvian Bridge (between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius in 312). A bridge stood on the site in 206 BCE. In 115 BCE, consul Marcus Aemilius Scaurus built a new bridge made of stone in the same position, demolishing the old one. Soon after the election in 1800 of Pius VII, Valadier was put in charge of works on t…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Two Towers, both of them leaning, are the symbol of the city. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). The taller one (97.5 m) is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda (48 m). Their names derive from the families which are traditionally (but undocumented) credited for their construction between 1109 and 1119. In the early 14th century Bologna boasted more than 17…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    One of the southern gates in the 3rd-century Aurelian Walls of Rome, Italy. The Ostiense Museum is housed within in the gatehouse. Just to the west is the Pyramid of Cestius, an Egyptian-style pyramid, and beyond that is the Protestant Cemetery. The original name of the gate was Porta Ostiensis because it was located at the beginning of via Ostiense, the road that connected Rome and Ostia. It was enlarged and the towers extended by Honorius. Later, it was renamed to the Italian Porta San Paol…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially commissioned (and actually designed) by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian’s ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138. Following this, the r…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In 1535, Pope Clement VII allocated the toll income of the bridge to erecting the statues of the apostles saint Peter and Saint Paul.

    The famous Ponte Sant'Angelo (pedestrians only), the ancient Pons Aelius or Pons Adrianus, was built by Emperor Hadrian in 134 AD as a fitting approach from the Campus Martius to his mausoleum, known since the Middle Ages as the Castel Sant'Angelo. Although the Roman bridge was decorated with statues, it was transformed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini when he …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    After the stable period of Paduan rule, the dynamic Scaligeri [lords of Verona] became rulers of Vicenza (1311-1387). The eastern gate leading towards Verona was fortified with a strengthened Castello (1343), and the Scaligeri began to reorganize the expanded city, including the suburbs. A new ring of walls (ca. 1365-1381) was added to the old walls, which were left intact. Between the tower of Porta Castello, the stronghold of the Rocchetta, Porta Nuova and Porta Santa Croce, regular blocks …

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The center three spans are original Roman.

    The famous Ponte Sant'Angelo (pedestrians only), the ancient Pons Aelius or Pons Adrianus, was built by Emperor Hadrian in 134 AD as a fitting approach from the Campus Martius to his mausoleum, known since the Middle Ages as the Castel Sant'Angelo. Although the Roman bridge was decorated with statues, it was transformed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini when he designed the ten statues on the balustrade of angels holding the symbols of the Passion. Th…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Caecilia Metella , or Caecilia Metella Cretica (fl. 69 BC) was daughter of the consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, who was consul 69 BC, and a daughter-in-law of Crassus. The tomb is of the type having a cylindrical body set on a square base. This cylinder, faced with travertine marble and crowned with a marble frieze in relief with festoons between bucranes, is 11 metres high and 29.5 metres in diameter. In 1302 the Caetani family incorporated the tomb in their castle (Castrum Caetan…

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