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Augustus Velatus

Ten years after Julius Caesar was murdered, Octavianus achieved supreme power in Ancient Rome. In 27 B. C., Octavianus was given the name of Caesar Augustus by the Senate of Rome.

It was under his leadership that the Roman Empire really prospered. His reign was the start of a 200 year long period of peace in the Mediterranean region. This affected Mallorca too, then under Roman rule, and in a good way, or so some historians say.

I think we are looking here at a sculpted head of the very man, as displayed at the Museu de Mallorca, a place that you might want to visit one day. At the moment, admission is free due to the circumstance that some of the museum’s rooms are closed for refurbishment. What is open, warrants a visit, though. 

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 30th, 2008. The time was 11:43:07.

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