The Capitoline Wolf

Remus and Remulus

The Capitoline Wolf

The Capitoline Wolf is a bronze sculpture that depicts a she-wolf suckling twin human infants, Romulus and Remus, according to the ancient Roman mythology. The statue is located in the Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy, and is considered a symbol of the city of Rome. It is believed to have been created in the 5th century BC, although the exact date and origin of the statue are still debated by scholars. The Capitoline Wolf is a popular tourist attraction and has been an important symbol of Roman identity and mythology for centuries.

Location of the Capitoline Wolf

The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archaeological museums located on Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. They are considered to be the world’s oldest public museums, with their origins dating back to the 15th century. The museums contain a vast collection of ancient Roman art and artifacts, including sculptures, mosaics, and archaeological finds from the Roman Forum.

In addition to the Capitoline Wolf, some of the most famous works on display at the Capitoline Museums include the Dying Gaul and the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius (i.e. the philosopher-emperor who ruled Rome from 161 to 180 AD). The Capitoline Museums are a must-visit for anyone interested in Roman history and art.