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Ara Pacis, detail of cow skull atop post and garlands

Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace). July 4, 13 B.C.E. the Roman Senate votes (in a constitutio) to honor the triumphal return of Augustus from Gaul and Hispania (France and Spain). January 30, 9 B.C.E. monument is dedicated. Marble (Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome)

 

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Taken on July 4, 2012