"Mausoleum of Augustus" Mausoleum of Augustus - Mausoleo di Augusto Tip by Willettsworld

 
 

This site was once the most prestigious burial place in Rome. Now it's just a forgotten weedy mound where locals take their dogs for a walk.

Augustus had the mausoleum built in 28 BC, the year before he became sole ruler, as a tomb for himself and his descendants. The circular building is 87m (270ft) in diameter with two obelisks (now in Piazza del Quirinale and Piazza dell' Esquilino) at the entrance. Inside are four concentric passageways linked by corridors where urns holding the ashes of the Imperial family were placed, including Augustus who died in AD 14. The mausoleum is not open to visitors unless you have a permit.

Address: Piazza Augusto Imperatore
Phone: +39 06 5725 0410
Website: http://www.museionline.info/roma-musei-e-monumenti/mausoleo-di-augusto

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  • Written Jul 27, 2005
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