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16 September 2005

Photo Feature by Dr. Frank Romano

Castel Sant' Angelo

Dr. Frank Romano, biology department head, captured this night image of Castel Sant' Angelo, which figures prominently in Dan Brown's book, Angels & Demons. The central portion was built by Emperor Hadrian in AD 130 as his family mausoleum. The castle went on to become a fortress, papal residence, a prison, and a Roman version of Ft. Knox. Romano shot the scene around 10 p.m. during a vacation in 2004.

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