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  Who decided constructing a square is Pope Sixtus V, at the end of the 1500. Since then it is a clearing, surrounded by haylofts and barns, a dusty periphery.

  The Pope, besides the passion for the city planning, had passion for the obelisks, and at May 25 of 1589 charges to Domenico Fontana raising of the obelisk Flaminio, an enterprise that, to those times, was a show.

  If the architect does not succeed to lift the obelisk in the greatest time of 12 hours, he comes beheaded. If instead it succeeds, there are 10 years of indulgence for those onlookers that have confessed and did not trouble the intense activities. Naturally, how it sees also today, the enterprise succeeds.

  Domenico Fontana, in order to do not lose his head, does the things a large one: the united states 140 horses, 14 buffalo, 40 gigantic winches,
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