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Skanderbeg, Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ievghenii
N 41° 52.788 E 012° 28.987
33T E 291158 N 4639494
Quick Description: Equestrian statue of Skanderbeg, Rome, Italy
Location: Italy
Date Posted: 12/3/2014 10:27:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMN0P0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 3

Long Description:
George Kastrioti (1403-1468) is the national hero of Albany. Born in a noble family, as a young has been given as hostage of Turkish sultan and, as a courageous soldier, he obtained the title of Iskander Bey (Prince Alexander), transferred in english Skanderbeg. Later, he joins the sultan's enemies, in order to free his homeland. He won the Ottomans, but his dead stopped the creation of an unitary state.
The basement of the statue is made of travertine from Barco, a place near Rome: the superior part alone is a monolith weighing 7.5 tons. An inscription engraved in 1968 on the front side says:
To / Geoge Kastrioti Skanderbeg / Rome / remembers V centenary of the dead / of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg / fearless defender of west civilization S.P.Q.R (Senate and people of Rome) 1968
The monument, work of Romano Romanelli (1882-1968), shows a haughty and powerful warrior.
Identity of Rider: George Kastrioti Skanderbeg

Name of artist: Romano Romanelli

Date of Dedication: 1940

Material: Bronze

Position: One Hoof Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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