Sculptures exempt

Copy of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius on the Capitoline Hill as new understanding that were not part of a building, statues and the like, were mostly destroyed during the barbarian invasion or Christian reconstruction. The marble was burned for lime and cast bronze for other purposes (eg ammunition). A rare example of a piece that survives is the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, dated about 161-180. Legend has it that the conduct of the emperor fought impressive piece of destruction. Although actually escaped destruction at the hands of Christians because they mistook him for the Emperor Constantine who converted to Christianity was imposed as the official religion of the empire. The statues were commonly placed in temples, public baths or the forum of the city (the social and commercial center of it).

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