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Praetorian Palace – The legend of the two statues

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An old legend tells of two brothers, two barons, rich beyond measure, who one day quarrelled over a boundary between their lands. Unable to reach an agreement, they went to court, but the dispute went on for years, and in order to maintain their standard of living and their numerous lawyers, they ended up in total poverty. One day they found themselves in front of a church gate, where they wept for their stupidity and embraced each other. Then the magistrates had two naked marble statues built to commemorate their story, which were placed in front of the entrance to the Praetorian Palace. They remained there for a while, described even by the painter Jean-Pierre Houël, then disappeared. According to popular rumours, it was the lawyers who made them disappear.

Praetorian Palace – The legend of the two statues

Piazza Pretoria, 1, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

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