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The Louvre

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home_flash.jsp?bmLocale=en

The link above will take you to The Louvre website. I really recommend you spend some time there. (Remeber to use the back button at the top of the browser to get back to the site).

The Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art drawn from eight departments, displayed in over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space dedicated to the permanent collections.

The Louvre, in its successive architectural metamorphoses, has dominated central Paris since the late 12th century. Built on the city's western edge, the original structure was gradually engulfed as the city grew. The dark fortress of the early days was transformed into the modernized dwelling of François I and, later, the sumptuous palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Here we explore the history of this extraordinary edifice and of the museum that has occupied it since 1793.

I mostly hung out in the Roman and Greek wings but then I got lost and found my way into Islamic art.

Statue of Augustus Cesar

Emperor Augustus of Rome was born with the given name Gaius Octavius on September 23, 63 B.C. He took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian) in 44 B.C. after the murder of his great uncle, Julius Caesar. In his will Caesar had adopted Octavian and made him his heir.

Octavian was a shrewd, brilliant and astute politician. Through cold, hard political calculation he was able to achieve ultimate power in Rome. At the time of Caesar's assassination, Octavian held no official position. Only after he marched on Rome and forced the senate to name him consul, was he established as a power to be reckoned with.

Statue of Julius Cezar

First emperor of Rome. Was killed by the senate in the hopes that would restore the republic. It brought a civil war between Marc Antony and Octavian Ceasar (Julius' Nephew). Octavian won and claimed the title of Augustus (means supreme one).

Glass Pyramid at the Louvre

Napoleon in a Roman style Painting

Greek Vase

16th Century Statue Area

Roman Bronze Sculpture

Winged Woman

Roman Statue

Hallway

Dining Room

Celing

Bedroom

Statue Cezar