THE MAUSOLEUM OF AUGUSTUS


Built in 27 BC, the Mausoleum was pillaged as a source of building materials (the many evident thefts reduced it to its current dimensions). It then became a vineyard, a hanging garden, an amphitheater, a theater, and an auditorium. It was originally 44 meters high, in the form of an Etruscan tumulus, planted with cypresses and crowned with a bronze statue, inside of which there was a space for the remains of Augustus. Around the central pillar were the graves of the more distinguished members of the Giulio-Claudia family.



P.zza Augusto Imperatore

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