Quadriga on Brandenburg Gate

March 21, 2011

A bookmark from Germany, showing the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate

A quadriga is a car or chariot drawn by four horses. The quadriga was adopted in ancient Roman chariot racing. They were emblems of triumph; Victory and Fame often are depicted as the triumphant woman driving it. In classical mythology, the quadriga is the chariot of the gods.

The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. Located west of the city center, it is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered.

The Brandenburg Gate (Wikipedia.org)

Thanks to Edeltraud for this bookmark.

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