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The sculpture up front is the Dying Gaul, and the couple at the window is Cupid and Psyche.

The dying Gaul is also known as 'The dying Galatian' - and before the motif was correctly identified, 'The dying Gladiator'. This Roman marble sculpture is likely a copy a Hellenistic bronze piece commissioned by Attalus I of Pergamon in the 3rd century B.C. (now lost). The exact place of discovery of this sculpture is not known - it might have been discovered in the early 17th century when Villa Ludovisi was being built, later a lot of other ancient sculptures were found in this area which covered the ancient Garden of Sallust. This piece was first officially recorded in 1623 in an inventory of the collections of the Ludovisi family. But before the middle of the 18th century it was added to the Capitoline collections where it is still a central feature. That this is a Celtic man (the Galatians were a Celtic tribe, as were the Gauls) is clearly seen on his torque (necklace) and hair-style. This was known to scholars since the mid-19th century but the older name (the dying gladiator) stuck into the 20th century.

Cupid and Psyche, a Roman marble copy from the first or second century A.D. of a Hellenistic original, was discovered on the Aventine Hill in 1749 and was given to the Capitoline Museums by Pope Benedict XIV. The story of Cupid (or Amor, or Eros) and Psyche has come down to us from Antiquity in text Metamorphoses by Apuleius (also known as The Golden Ass) - but they are known from Greek art since the 4th century B.C.

Both pieces were taken by Napoleon Bonaparte to Paris after the Treaty of Tolentino in 1787 - but they were returned after his fall from power.

The third piece is a sculpture of the goddess Flora from the Roman Imperial period - originally she is from Villa Adriana (emperor Hadrian's villa) near Tivoli, outside of Rome.

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The monument over Christina, reigning queen of Sweden, in St Peter's basilica. The queen (who lived 1626-1689) had caused quite a sensation (if not scandal) when she had abdicated from the Swedish throne in 1654 and above all turned to Catholicism.

This is not the queen's actual burial - she lays in Vatican grotto (one of only three women to do so). This memorial was made 1702, commissioned by pope Clement XI and executed by Carlo Fontana (and even when it was new it was known for being quite ugly (!)).

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Ueno Park (上野公園) is one of the oldest public parks in Japan, created in 1873. The land had formerly belonged to the temple Kan'ei-ji (full name Tōeizan Kan'ei-ji Endon-in, 東叡山寛永寺円頓院), a temple closely associated with the Tokugawa family. But many of its building had been destroyed at the battle of Ueno in 1868, and after that most of the land was turned over to the city of Tokyo.

Today the park houses several museums, temples and a zoo and is one of the most popular parks in Japan, counting some 10 million visitors a year (under normal circumstances).

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(Edo is the old name for Tokyo). This is at the Fukagawa Edo museum, where they have recreated a couple of street blocks so that you can get a feeling for how it was in the old town (complete with houses you can enter - just don't forget to remove your shoes). This is a traditional shop front.

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