Monumento ad Antenore

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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
A mysterious tomb
Aug 2019
You just walk in the middle of Padua and you find this tomb. According to a legend it should be the coffin and tomb of Antenore, the founder of Padua. There is no proof that it is true, however the Padus citizen tend to believe it.
Written September 9, 2019
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy5,042 contributions
OK monument
Feb 2019 • Friends
Tomb which supposedly contains the remains of Antenor, called the founder of Padova. In the small Piazza Antenore logically enough! Not worth going out of your way to see.
Written February 24, 2019
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ProfessorTravell
Oslo, Norway1,396 contributions
History
Sep 2018 • Solo
I passed this tomb on my walks in the old city of Padua. It is said (but it is probably not true) that it contains the relics of the Trojan prince Atenore who is referred to as the founder of Padua. The place is called piazza Atenore. And is located in front of the offices to the Province of Padova.
Written September 12, 2018
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
A mysterious tomb, of questionable historical significance
Sep 2017 • Couples
Legend has it that the city of Padua was founded by a Trojan prince named Antenore. While there is little documentation on which to base this belief, Paduans like to believe it is true. Consequently, when around the year 1274 a large double coffin was found during construction of a hospice in the center of town, the suggestion that the remains were those of Antenore were quickly adopted. A monument was built to hold and protect the coffin (wood inside a lead coffin), in front of the church of St. Lawrence, which was eventually demolished around 1937. The tomb remained in the middle of the newly created square, later renamed Piazza Antenore; today it remains in front of a city administrative building on the square. A formal pathology evaluation of the remains in 1985 suggested a more recent origin, probably belonging to a Hungarian warrior from the 9th century.
Written March 27, 2018
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,982 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2017 • Couples
We enjoy walking around the centres of historic cities as and just taking in the sites and then coming across the unexpected. So it was with this monument which is obviously a tomb. On further research it is the tomb of the founder of Padua
Worth spending time to view.
Written August 20, 2017
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hermann b
Salzburg, Austria460 contributions
Check it out
Oct 2016 • Couples
Near the centre, read all the history about it and set yourself back in time. Just a few minutes from the centre.
Written October 29, 2016
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Peter K
Griffith, Australia472 contributions
Wishful thinking
Apr 2016 • Couples
Every Roman since Virgil has wanted their heritage to be related to the greats of the Trojan war. This city is no exception claiming that Antenor escaped from the burning city of Troy to found Padova. A great legend which was helped by the discovery of a royal burial tomb at this place. Unfortunately the science destroyed the mythology as it proved to be a Hungarian King from the 8th century. Oh well...I still love the legend
Written September 29, 2016
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lilliputz
Zurich, Switzerland2,286 contributions
A legend...
May 2015 • Solo
The legend. All started with Titus Livius, the Roman historian, who was also from roman Padua. He attributed the foundation of Padua to Antenor, a Troyan noble mentioned in the Ilyad, who allegedly escaped here. No proof there, surely enough though Padua (8th century BC) is pre-Roman and pre-Celtic. Then in the 13th century AD a warrior's tomb was found and local erudite Lovato Lovati attributed it to Antenor. The authorities were all too happy to use that to strengthen the prestige of Padua as a city. Originally set in a church that was lated demolished, the tomb was installed as a monument in the new resulting square. The remains of 'Antenor' (later proven to be in reality a Hungarian warrior of the 8th century AD) are in the large covered shrine; by the side, a smaller sarcophagus contains the remains of Lovato Lovati.
Worth taking a look if you pass by, not much more.
Written May 10, 2015
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