Mausoleum of Augustus

32-28 B. C. E.

Like the tumulus burial structures for heroes in an earlier age, this mausoleum is cyclindrical. It is 87 meters in diameter--with an external wall 8 meters high and an inside wall 35 meters high. The actual burial chamber is inside the second wall. Originally the tufa walls were faced with marble.

Frontal view (only an aerial view would give a real sense of the structure)


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