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Monuments Castel s. angelo

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The construction of the castle began around 123 AD, at the initiative of the Emperor Hadrian under the direction of Demetrianus, and ended in 138, a year after his morte.E 'one of the most important testimonies of the ancient history of Rome. Its transformations of use and style through the various stages of the most dramatic and significant history of Rome. Today the castle houses the National Museum of Castel S. Angelo. Initially was to house the tomb of the imperial family. In fact, within three classrooms were created for the tombs and an overlapping spiral ramp, and was built to access the 'Pons Aelius', today's Ponte Sant'Angelo. The next change is the work of Aurelian, Emperor between 270 and 275, which will transform the castle into a fortified outpost with the construction of the walls and towers. The name was derived from the angel that Pope Gregory the Great saw passing in procession during the plague of 590. Legend has it that he was the angel on top of the refund amount in the act of a sword. To visit within the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo, which displays collections of ceramics, ancient weapons, furniture and Renaissance paintings and in which are regularly held exhibitions themes. They also visited the former military facilities, the apartments of the Pope and the many adorned rooms. The modern entrance is raised three meters compared to the old one. A gallery helical port, through a vestibule, a Greek plan to the burial chamber of 8 meters on each side for 12 in height. The internal structures of the drum were covered with a dense ground vegetation and the only source of light was represented by four wells. Currently, the center, where it is assumed there was a statue of Hadrian, is a statue of the angel.