Capitoline Wolf Statue
submitted by UrbanDragon (Scott)
Rome, Georgia has an unusual statue in front of City Hall – well, not so unusual if you know the history of ancient Rome in Italy. Legend has that Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus who were suckled by a she-wolf as babies. Rome Georgia was founded in 1834, named after the ancient Italian city.
Thank’s for another great roadside find, Scott!
Click the photos in the gallery below to get a closer look at the statue’s plaques.
Interestingly, Capitoline Wolf statues can be found around the world – including several others in the United States . . . click here for a partial list of them. If you find one during your travels, please share with RoadsideWonders!