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Piramide di Caio Cestio

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Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This monumental tomb was designed in 12 BC for the immensely wealthy praetor Gaius Cestius in the form of a 120-foot-tall pyramid; according to an inscription, it was completed in a little less than a year. Though little else is known about him, he clearly had a taste for grandeur and liked to show off his travels to far parts of the nascent empire. The pyramid was recently restored in a project funded by a €1 million donation from Japanese fashion tycoon Yuzo Yagi.

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Piazzale Ostiense, Rome, Latium, 00154, Italy

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Published 06/07/2016


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