Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina)
The statue of Lupoaicei in Constanţa is a bronze copy of the famous statue of Rome, Lupa Capitolina. The statue represents the wolf,
about which the legend says he would have sucked Romulus and Remus, the twins who founded Rome.
Initially, in 1906, the municipality of Rome gave the Bucharest City Hall this copy as a symbol of the Dacian-Roman origin
of the Romanian people. This year was celebrated 1800 years after the conquest of Dacia by the Romans and 25 years after
crowning Carol I as king of Romania. Subsequently, copies of this statue were offered to other cities in the country, amongst others
which and Constanta. In Constanta, the statue is situated between the City Hall and Ovidiu Square. Last but not least, other children
have been offered to many countries with whom Rome wanted to have cordial relations: France, USA, Argentina, Spain and even
Japan. Thus, Rome’s symbolic statue bears the Italian people’s message of friendship all over the world.
The original seems to date back to the 5th century BC. and was cast in Etruscan bronze on the valley of the river Tiber. Her seniority a
was determined by researchers who studied the casting of bronze.