The Barberini obelisk at the Pincio, closely linked to the tomb of Antinous

The Barberini obelisk at the Pincio, closely linked to the tomb of Antinous

The place where you would find tomb of Antinous, Emperor's lover Adriano tragically died just twenty, it is controversial.

According to some sources the burial of the young man came in Egypt, where he died, according to other Roma.

No matter what the truth of the matter, however,, it is certain that Adriano, deeply saddened by his death, He erected for the boy at least one cenotafio in the capital.

Even the location of the latter, however,, it's easy.

It is linked to 'obelisco that adorned (or he adorned the tomb, for those who believe to the Roman burial of boy), which is now on Pincio, which dates back to the final location 1822.

Before it had belonged to the noble family Barberini, hence the name Barberini obelisk.

The tomb was found in Renaissance, but it has never been able to establish with certainty where he was previously.

On this point the assumptions are many and it is difficult to deal with them.

The work is rather small proportions of which stand out written hieroglyphics that assimilate the Egyptian god Antinous Osiris.

E’ This is a characteristic of fundamental importance for the understanding of the attitude held by Adriano after her lover's death and the kind of worship that settled he be bestowed (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/6145/storia-antica/dolore-adriano-per-morte-antinoo-suo-giovane-amante).

In the text could not be missed, obviously, references to the size of the reign of Hadrian himself (Photo gives: notizie.it).