Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael on the top of Castel Sant'Angelo.


Peter Anton von Verschaffelt built this bronze angel.

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.




Erzengel Michael auf der Spitze der Engelsburg.

Peter Anton von Verschaffelt schuf diesen Bronze-Engel.

Den heutigen Namen erhielt die Anlage im Jahr 590, als in Rom die Pest wütete. Papst Gregor I. der Große soll über dem Grabmal die Erscheinung des Erzengels Michael gesehen haben, der ihm das Ende der Pest verkündete, indem er das Schwert des göttlichen Zorns in die Scheide steckte. Da die Pest wirklich zu Ende ging, erinnert heute noch die Statue des Engels auf der Spitze des Gebäudes an diese Episode.


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Taken on October 23, 2010
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