Gate of Hercules, Pula

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Carole Raddato
published on 22 June 2021

The so-called Gate of Hercules is the oldest city gate in Pula (Croatia). Architecturally modest, it stands as a single-arched stone gate with, at the top, a worn carving relief of the head of Hercules with his club. The gate was built during the founding of the city in 47-44 BCE by two Roman officials, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus and Quintus Cassius Longinus.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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