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Piramide di Caio Cestio

  • Via Raffaele Persichetti

Gaius Cestius (which arranged public banquets) wrote in his will that the tomb must be built in only 330 days, lest his heirs be excluded from his rich patrimony. Erected out in 18 BCE and 36 metres tall, it was covered in marble and inspired by the Pyramids of Giza, as Egypt was annexed just 12 years before. It is today found inside the Protestant Cemetery, and although it is well-preserved, little of its original decoration remains.

Neighborwood: Ostiense


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