Zaragoza was founded in the year 24 BC by the Romans under Augustus. The city initually took the name of its founder: Caesaraugusta. This statue shows the emperor dressed as a general and haranguing his troops, and on his breastplate you can see symbols of some of the places he conquered. This statue was given by Mussolini's Fascist Italian government to Zaragoza in 1940 and is a bronze copy, forged in Naples, of the original Augustus Prima Porta which is in the Vatican.
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