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Carole Raddato
published on 27 July 2014

Gilded bronze statue of Hercules discovered on the site of the Forum Boarium in Rome. Hercules is holding his club and an apple of the Hesperides. 2nd century BCE. (Musei Capitolini, Rome)

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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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